Resuscitation theory for paramedics


Resuscitation theory for paramedics

This module is designed to allow students to explore a range of topics relating to the theory of resuscitation of patients with acute, life-threatening presentations in the emergency, out of hospital setting. It will cover the presentation, underpinning pathophysiology, aetiology, epidemiology and management of those conditions. It is designed to offer the opportunity to explore the theory which underpins clinical paramedic management.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology and aetiology of a range of diseases and how they relate to resuscitation in paramedic practice.
  2. Exercise clinical governance and reflection of critically unwell patients through case presentation and discussion.
  3. Discuss the pathophysiology of a range of diseases and how they relate to resuscitation in paramedic practice.
  4. Gather and consider a range of assessment findings in order to recognise the peri-arrest patient.
  5. Formulate an appropriate evidence based management plan based upon assessment findings.
  6. Evaluate the research underpinning the paramedic management of peri-arrest patients.


Who is the module for? Registered paramedics with experience of working in the emergency, out of hospital care setting.

Module code: PS503Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 5

Assessment: Situational judgement test and learning portfolio

Location: St George’s, University of London

Module length: Online

Module dates:*

  • 17, 22, 29 November, 6, 12 December 2017, 17 January 2018
  • 19, 26 June, 4, 11, 18 July, 15 August 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leader: Ben Burke & Phil Richardson

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.