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CPD Paramedic Approach within an Integrated Urgent Care Service

Start dates
September, January, April
Course length
15 weeks FullTime
City campus

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Course aim

Improve knowledge and understanding of the role of a paramedic within integrated urgent care and clinical assessment services.

Course content

Course under review

Paramedics are a key component within the newly proposed integrated urgent care and clinical assessment services. The registered and non-registered staff who make up the Integrated Urgent Care workforce, are central to ensuring the delivery of

consistently high quality and safe care, delivered at the right place, at the right time.

Their contribution is vital to driving improvements for patients and the public, optimising service delivery and enabling a quality culture and compassionate NHS climate now and for the future.

This module aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the paramedic, specifically addressing patient care, safety and long-term care. The student will be able to review the current process for patients and consider opportunities to develop the care further in line with national drivers towards a change in the prehospital arena.

The syllabus includes:

  • Major health groups
  • Critical thinking in clinical assessment of service users
  • Resource allocation comparing emergency, urgent and integrated care
  • Problem solving and resilience when managing the complex needs of service users
  • Care and consultation models of care to enhance service user experience
  • Promoting improved values and behaviours in professional practice
  • Care continuum for service users

Teaching and learning

This Level 6 CPD module runs for 14 weeks with 200 hours of total learning time provided using a blended model utilising lectures, reflective discussions, debates, online activities and tutorials.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

  • Relevant work experience

    This is a programme for professionally qualified Paramedics. There are no opportunities for international students. To gain a place on the programme, students have to be HCPC qualified and registered Paramedics.

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.


For this module you are required to write a 3,500-word essay that involves critical analysis, assessment and evaluation of a topic of your choice within the realms of this module and ensure it addresses the learning outcomes.

CPD award

The final award is a Continuing Professional Development – Paramedic Approach within an integrated urgent care service

This course can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Paramedicine (Top-Up) Degree programme or as a single CPD


The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.