Evidence-based practice for paramedics

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Evidence-based practice for paramedics

This module aims to enable students to effectively critique literature and discuss how practice can be developed with an enhanced evidence base.

The module is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of the research process and how it impacts upon paramedic practice. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be explored to examine how practice is based upon and can be improved with evidence. The theme of unscheduled, emergency out of hospital contact will be used to offer perspective from a range of different research theories.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Formulate systematic search strategies to identify relevant literature.
  2. Critically appraise research evidence.
  3. Discuss the relationship between research and paramedic practice.
  4. Critically discuss the need for further research in paramedic practice.
  5. Synthesise a research question based upon existing literature.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to make recommendations for change in paramedic practice based upon existing literature.

Who is the module for?

  • Students should be registered paramedics with experience of working in the emergency, out of hospital care setting.

Module code: PS607Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 6

Assessment: Literature review

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 3 teaching days plus 10 online learning sessions

Module dates:*

  • 12, 26 June, 17 July 2017 FULL
  • 23 November, 7, 13 December 2017
  • 13, 27 February, 13 March 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leader: Sam Laws

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

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