(Short Course) Introduction to the Paramedic Profession

Course details

  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Location Blended Learning, Wrexham
Ambulance

Why choose this course?

This course will provide an insight into the values and philosophy of the paramedic profession. Students will be introduced to some of the key modern concepts related to paramedic practice, the role of the paramedic, and wider issues associated with delivering paramedic care in contemporary health and social care systems.

Students will also:

  • Explore the professional standards and regulatory bodies for registered paramedics along with the history and the future for emergency and urgent care
  • Be introduced to the process and value of self-reflection and prepare them for University applications and future study

Key course features

  • Provide students with an overview of the Paramedic profession and the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course delivered at Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • The blended approach allows flexible learning with both face-to-face teaching on campus and recorded online content
  • Become familiar with the campus, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle, and be able to meet other students and the programme team
  • Guidance in preparing an application and preparing for an Interview for those who choose to go forward with a University application

What you will study

All sessions will be held on campus on Mondays from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, apart from the asynchronous ones listed below:

  • 04/07/22 – Course launch
  • 11/07/22 – Introduction to the paramedic profession
  • 18/07/22 – Introduction to the College of Paramedics - asynchronous
  • 25/07/22 – Values, behaviours, and attitudes
  • 01/08/22 – How the ambulance service works
  • 08/08/22 – Paramedics within Health and Social care – asynchronous
  • 15/08/22 – Innovations and changes in paramedic practice
  • 22/08/22 – Preparing your University application – asynchronous
  • 30/08/22 – Assessment deadline

Teaching & Assessment

Assessment Deadline – Tuesday 30th August 2022

  • Assessment one – In-class test

    A 30-minute online test within week 9 of the course. The test will be comprised of 20 Multiple-Choice Questions which will have one correct answer out of a possible four answers

  • Assessment two – coursework

    Eight mini-reflections about your learning during the course. These reflections should outline what you have learned after each week, how you improved your understanding and how it is relevant to becoming a Paramedic. Your reflections will not be academically marked or graded but feedback will be provided. To pass the course, you will be required to complete all eight mini-reflections

    Students are expected to achieve 40% or above for the online test AND complete all eight mini-reflections to achieve a pass

Fees & funding

FREE