Drugs and Patient Group Direction (for paramedics)


Drugs and Patient Group Direction (for paramedics)

This module will facilitate paramedics in supplying and administering medications, including those administered under a Patient Group Direction (PGD). How these drugs act, their therapeutic and adverse effects are covered, together with important interactions and an examination of how individual differences can alter drug response and treatment. Please note that the module uses the Work Based Learning shell to deliver a bespoke module. 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify and negotiate work based learning objectives and solutions which address an initiative for practice development
  2. Integrate prior and contemporary knowledge to discuss relevant issues
  3. Clarify their own and others contributions within local health care provision that mirrors best practice and effectiveness
  4. Critically appraise the contribution of their professional development in the delivery of effective care
  5. Evaluate the efficacy of new/improved ways of working in the context of the work based learning
  6. Critically reflect on and evaluate their own performance in terms of knowledge and skills development

Who is the module for?

Registered paramedics with experience of working in the emergency, out of hospital care setting.

Module code: PS610Y

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6

Assessment: MCQ and presentation

Location: St George’s, University of London

Module dates:*
15, 29 May, 5, 12, 20 June, 17 July 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Module leader: Sam Laws

Programme: This module is part of the Paramedic Practice BSc(Hons)

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.