PAR-10001 - Public Health and Wellbeing for Paramedics
Coordinator: Kevin Armstrong Room: N/A
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module provides the foundation for developing and supporting personal resilience at the beginning of the MSci Paramedic Science programme and is essential in developing students awareness of personal mental health, public health and resilience. The challenges of full-time study, wellbeing and resilience, and the contribution of human factors on the individual will be core themes throughout the programme, therefore, this module will assist students in developing coping strategies to support resilience in studying the programme.
Content linked to the College of Paramedic Curriculum Guidance for Public Health and Wellbeing (CoP, 2019), the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Paramedics (HCPC, 2014) and QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Paramedics (QAA, 2019)
College of Paramedics:
Indicative Content
Health psychology
ILO 3 & Indicative Content
C1.2.12, C1.2.13, C1.2.14
Sociology of Health
ILO 2 & Indicative Content
C1.2.16, C1.2.17.1, C1.2.17.2, C1.2.17.3, C1.2.18
Public health
ILO 1 & Indicative Content
C1.5.1, C1.5.2
Health promotion
ILO 2 & Indicative Content
C1.5.3, C1.5.4, C1.5.5
Personal resilience
ILO 4 & Indicative Content
C1.6.10, C1.6.11, C1.6.12
Human factors
Indicative Content
C1.6.13, C1.6.14, C1.6.15
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Health and Care Professions Council:
3. Be able to maintain fitness to practise
Indicative Content
3.1, 3.2, 3.4,
5. be aware of the impact of culture, equality and diversity on practice
ILO 3 & Indicative Content
14. be able to draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to inform practice
ILO 1 & Indicative Content
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QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Paramedics:
4.2 -
ILO 2 & 3 & Indicative Content
iv, v, vi, xvii
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Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Discuss key public health priorities nationally and locally in emergency and urgent care.: 1
Develop a contextual understanding of the role of the paramedic in health education, health promotion and influencing behaviour.: 1
Recognise the influence of cultural, religious and socio-economic behaviours on health and illness.: 1
Identify factors that impact personal well-being and resilience.: 1

Study hours

Lead Lectures - 27 hours (in situ/synchronous & asynchronous)
Seminar - 8 hours (In-situ/Synchronous)
Group work - 12 hours (in situ)
Presentation workshop - 2 hours (in-situ. asynchronous)
Tutorials - 1 hour (synchronous)
Independent study - 100 hours to include directed reading, research and assessment preparation.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Presentation weighted 100%
15 minute individual presentation and 5 minutes questioning
Students have 15 minutes to deliver an individual presentation that addresses all the intended learning outcomes followed by 5 minutes for questions. Students will present to tutors at a defined time during the module. Students will able to choose a range of presentation methods (e.g. PowerPoint, Prezi) Students are directed to identify key public health priorities specific to the paramedic workforce and the public they serve and how their role can influence health through education, and the initiative of 'Making Every Contact Count'.