The Graduate Diploma Practice Development: Developing Paramedic Practice has been designed in collaboration with the North West Ambulance Service to meet the needs of students working as Paramedics.
It is benchmarked against the Skills for Health Competency and Curriculum Framework for Emergency Care Practitioners (DoH 2007) and the competencies identified by the Royal College of Nursing for Advanced Nurse Practitioners (RCN, 2008).
The programme builds on academic achievement previously demonstrated at degree level (level 6) and facilitates students’ ongoing professional development.
Here at the University of Cumbria we understand the demands that shift work presents so this course has been designed with you in mind. This course embraces e-learning technologies allowing you to study this course through distance and work based learning.
The current module timetable is available for Practice Development Framework and associated programmes; please be aware that not all modules are scheduled to run each academic year.
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).
- Core modules (60 credits)
- Optional modules (60 credits)
Download the programme specification
1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.
More information about levels and credits.
To access this course you must be a qualified paramedic, registered with the Health Care and Professions Council or an equivalent and presently working in an emergency ambulance service or similar accident and emergency/first contact health care practice environment.
You will need to provide a statement from your current employer who must make reference to your professional competence.
Selection is via telephone interview with the course leader