The BSc Remote Paramedic Practice developed by CoROM is the first undergraduate degree that is specifically designed for the practice of paramedicine in remote, resource-poor, and austere environments.

The course was developed in response to an increased need for advanced practitioners working on expeditions, in remote clinics, offshore and in security related environments. You will learn the necessary skills to provide advanced practice clinical care in urban, remote, and rural environments specifically with limited resources.

To meet the needs of this rapidly diversifying profession, this programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently deliver complex high-quality care across many cultures and age groups. This qualification leads to jobs that are varied, challenging, and highly rewarding as you progress into a profession where you can make a positive impact on people’s lives. Graduates work in a number of advanced practice areas such as Emergency Departments, ICUs, and remote health centres.

 

Programme Name: Diploma Remote Paramedic Practice
Accreditation: Approved Higher Education Qualification
MQF/EQF Level: 6
Credits: 60 ECTS
Programme duration: 12 months FT
Target Audience: 19-65+
Target Group: School leavers/career changers interested in a career in healthcare
Language of instruction: English 
Delivery Address: Online & Pretty Bay Malta
Mode of delivery: Blended, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 4500
Total contact hours: 1969 of which 33% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 283
Self Study hours: 2170
Assessment hours: 78
Tuition Fees: Euro 7,500

Modules

RPP101: Remote Emergency Medical Technician

Compulsory

The REMT module is designed for individuals requiring an EMT certification for work in remote and austere locations worldwide. It is a core module of Year 1, but can also be taken as a standalone module. Past students have been from the security, energy, international guides and academic industries. If you work or spend time in austere environments where access to medical care is often delayed and communication is unreliable, this six-day course is for you! The REMT is the industry standard for mountain leaders, professional guides, close protection team leaders, expeditions, and search and rescue team members. Remote EMT. Graduates from RPP101 can register as EMTs with the Malta Registry of Paramedics.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP102: Applied Human Sciences

This module includes human anatomy, pathophysiology and microbiology. It gives a fundamental understanding of human biology and the structure and function of the human body. The pathophysiology section provides case-based learning of human pathology. The microbiology provides a good background understanding of the diseases and processes that will be applicable for the second year modules in tropical and austere medicine.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP103: Fundamentals of Paramedic Science

This module focuses upon the basic concepts, skills and principles that are required for a fundamental safe practice for the remote paramedic. It uses an evidence-based approach to describe and demonstrate safe professional practice in the remote clinical setting. It will introduce direct and indirect factors that influence patient care. It covers how relationships between health care professionals and casualties can be enhanced through effective communication, best practice medical skills and a for thinking outside of the box.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP104: Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

This module provides the hands-on skills and case-based learning that builds on the concepts found in RPP103. The three-week module is a comprehensive introduction to the paramedic profession and the practice of advanced medical skills in the remote prehospital environment. Through a variety of didactic and clinical experiences, students will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the remote paramedic practice. The module includes a strong emphasis on developing an evidence-based, assessment-based approach to casualty care that leads to appropriate treatment and evacuation of the critical casualty.

Delivery Mode:  Face to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP105: Clinical Practicum

This compulsory module provides hands on clinical experience to practice and perfects the skills learned in RPP104. The 375 hours of clinical placement are conducted under the direct supervision of a medical doctor or advanced practitioner. Graduates from RPP105 can register as a paramedic with the Malta Registry of Paramedics.

Delivery Mode:  Face  to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

Programme Name: Higher Diploma Remote Paramedic Practice
Accreditation: Approved Higher Education Qualification
MQF/EQF Level: 6
Credits: 120 ECTS
Programme duration: 24 months FT
Target Audience: 19-65+
Target Group: School leavers/career changers interested in a career in healthcare
Language of instruction: English 
Delivery Address: Online & Pretty Bay Malta
Mode of delivery: Blended, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 4500
Total contact hours: 1969 of which 33% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 283
Self Study hours: 2170
Assessment hours: 78
Tuition Fees: Euro 15,000

Modules

RPP101: Remote Emergency Medical Technician

Compulsory

The REMT module is designed for individuals requiring an EMT certification for work in remote and austere locations worldwide. It is a core module of Year 1, but can also be taken as a standalone module. Past students have been from the security, energy, international guides and academic industries. If you work or spend time in austere environments where access to medical care is often delayed and communication is unreliable, this six-day course is for you! The REMT is the industry standard for mountain leaders, professional guides, close protection team leaders, expeditions, and search and rescue team members. Remote EMT. Graduates from RPP101 can register as EMTs with the Malta Registry of Paramedics.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP102: Applied Human Sciences

Compulsory

This module includes human anatomy, pathophysiology and microbiology. It gives a fundamental understanding of human biology and the structure and function of the human body. The pathophysiology section provides case-based learning of human pathology. The microbiology provides a good background understanding of the diseases and processes that will be applicable for the second year modules in tropical and austere medicine.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP103: Fundamentals of Paramedic Science

Compulsory

This module focuses upon the basic concepts, skills and principles that are required for a fundamental safe practice for the remote paramedic. It uses an evidence-based approach to describe and demonstrate safe professional practice in the remote clinical setting. It will introduce direct and indirect factors that influence patient care. It covers how relationships between health care professionals and casualties can be enhanced through effective communication, best practice medical skills and a for thinking outside of the box.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP104: Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

Compulsory

This module provides the hands-on skills and case-based learning that builds on the concepts found in RPP103. The three-week module is a comprehensive introduction to the paramedic profession and the practice of advanced medical skills in the remote prehospital environment. Through a variety of didactic and clinical experiences, students will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the remote paramedic practice. The module includes a strong emphasis on developing an evidence-based, assessment-based approach to casualty care that leads to appropriate treatment and evacuation of the critical casualty.

Delivery Mode:  Face to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP105: Clinical Practicum

Compulsory

This compulsory module provides hands on clinical experience to practice and perfects the skills learned in RPP104. The 375 hours of clinical placement are conducted under the direct supervision of a medical doctor or advanced practitioner. Graduates from RPP105 can register as a paramedic with the Malta Registry of Paramedics.

Delivery Mode:  Face  to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

Year 2

Students will select a minimum of 3 from 5 elective modules.

RPP201: Foundations in Tropical and Austere Medicine

Compulsory

This compulsory module provides didactic and hands on classroom based learning that covers wilderness medicine, tropical medicine, expedition medicine and travel medicine. The module was based on disease and non-battle injury (DNBI) research found in the review of recent expeditions and military deployments. It focuses on the top twenty injuries and ailments found in remote clinics worldwide. The module culminates with a prolonged field care exercise.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP202: Further concepts in Tropical and Austere Medicine 

Compulsory

This module provides didactic and hands-on classroom-based learning that covers the remote and austere medical skills needed for the advanced practitioner. It covers minor surgical skills, austere laboratory clinical diagnosis and culminates with a prolonged field care exercise.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP203: Intensive Care for Austere and Remote Environments

Elective

This module focuses upon the basic concepts, skills and principles that are required to assess and treat the critical casualty. The course covers haemodynamic monitoring, critical care monitoring, advanced concepts of shock, the treatment of burns in remote environments and prepares the student for the American board certification as a Critical Care Paramedic.

Optional certification: Flight Paramedic (FP-C) or Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) accredited by IBSC.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP204: Austere Urgent Care: Minor Illness and Injuries

Elective

This elective module is designed to give students the skills required to manage a range of minor injuries and minor emergencies that may be encountered in the remote and austere environment. Common injuries have been identified from area specific literature, and the experience of the teaching faculty of working in remote and austere environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP205: Burns in Resource-limited Environments 

Elective

This module will cover the fundamental topics regarding the presentation, diagnosis and initial management of the casualty suffering from burns specifically for the healthcare provider working in remote, austere and resource-limited environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP206: Prehospital Pain Management and Sedation

Elective

This module introduces the fundamental topics for the assessment and management of pain specifically for the remote, austere and resource-limited environments, focusing on the concepts of general, regional, pain management, and sedation anesthesia. Additional topics include: airway management techniques, positioning, and an introduction to anesthetic pharmacology are emphasized. Anesthetic management strategies for patients with common diseases and perioperative problems are examined. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate prehospital pain management and sedation strategies.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP207: Austere Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis

Elective

This module introduces basic clinical laboratory techniques, laboratory safety, care and use of basic laboratory equipment and setting up a small clinical laboratory in a remote, austere and resource-limited environment.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP208: Remote Medical Life Support

Compulsory

This elective module covers the top twenty injuries and ailments seen by healthcare professionals working in remote, austere, and resource-limited environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP209: Wilderness and Expedition Medicine

Elective

This elective module introduces the foundational concepts of the practice of healthcare and the knowledge base required to work in wilderness and expedition medicine.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP210: Practicum II

Compulsory

This module aims to build on the concepts of assessing and managing a patient in the remote out-of-hospital environment found in RPP105. It will provide students with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake preliminary patient assessment and treatment, and will introduce them to the range of management options available for paramedics within a defined range of situations. This knowledge, and the skills gained during the module, will directly assist them in preparing for their placement modules.

Delivery Mode:  Face to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

Programme Name: Bachelor of Science Remote Paramedic Practice
Accreditation: Approved Higher Education Qualification
MQF/EQF Level: 6
Credits: 180 ECTS
Programme duration: 36 months FT
Target Audience: 19-65+
Target Group: School leavers/career changers interested in a career in healthcare
Language of instruction: English 
Delivery Address: Online & Pretty Bay Malta
Mode of delivery: Blended, Full time & Part time
Hours of Total Learning: 4500
Total contact hours: 1969 of which 33% are delivered online
Supervised practice & placement hours: 283
Self Study hours: 2170
Assessment hours: 78
Tuition Fees: Euro 21,5000

Modules

Year 1

RPP101: Remote Emergency Medical Technician

Compulsory

The REMT module is designed for individuals requiring an EMT certification for work in remote and austere locations worldwide. It is a core module of Year 1, but can also be taken as a standalone module. Past students have been from the security, energy, international guides and academic industries. If you work or spend time in austere environments where access to medical care is often delayed and communication is unreliable, this six-day course is for you! The REMT is the industry standard for mountain leaders, professional guides, close protection team leaders, expeditions, and search and rescue team members. Remote EMT. Graduates from RPP101 can register as EMTs with the Malta Registry of Paramedics.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP102: Applied Human Sciences

Compulsory

This module includes human anatomy, pathophysiology and microbiology. It gives a fundamental understanding of human biology and the structure and function of the human body. The pathophysiology section provides case-based learning of human pathology. The microbiology provides a good background understanding of the diseases and processes that will be applicable for the second year modules in tropical and austere medicine.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP103: Fundamentals of Paramedic Science

Compulsory

This module focuses upon the basic concepts, skills and principles that are required for a fundamental safe practice for the remote paramedic. It uses an evidence-based approach to describe and demonstrate safe professional practice in the remote clinical setting. It will introduce direct and indirect factors that influence patient care. It covers how relationships between health care professionals and casualties can be enhanced through effective communication, best practice medical skills and a for thinking outside of the box.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP104: Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

Compulsory

This module provides the hands-on skills and case-based learning that builds on the concepts found in RPP103. The three-week module is a comprehensive introduction to the paramedic profession and the practice of advanced medical skills in the remote prehospital environment. Through a variety of didactic and clinical experiences, students will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the remote paramedic practice. The module includes a strong emphasis on developing an evidence-based, assessment-based approach to casualty care that leads to appropriate treatment and evacuation of the critical casualty.

Delivery Mode:  Face to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

RPP105: Clinical Practicum

Compulsory

This compulsory module provides hands on clinical experience to practice and perfects the skills learned in RPP104. The 375 hours of clinical placement are conducted under the direct supervision of a medical doctor or advanced practitioner. Graduates from RPP105 can register as a paramedic with the Malta Registry of Paramedics.

Delivery Mode:  Face  to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

Year 2

Students will select a minimum of 3 from 5 elective modules.

RPP201: Foundations in Tropical and Austere Medicine

Compulsory

This compulsory module provides didactic and hands on classroom based learning that covers wilderness medicine, tropical medicine, expedition medicine and travel medicine. The module was based on disease and non-battle injury (DNBI) research found in the review of recent expeditions and military deployments. It focuses on the top twenty injuries and ailments found in remote clinics worldwide. The module culminates with a prolonged field care exercise.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP202: Further concepts in Tropical and Austere Medicine 

Compulsory

This module provides didactic and hands-on classroom-based learning that covers the remote and austere medical skills needed for the advanced practitioner. It covers minor surgical skills, austere laboratory clinical diagnosis and culminates with a prolonged field care exercise.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP203: Intensive Care for Austere and Remote Environments

Elective

This module focuses upon the basic concepts, skills and principles that are required to assess and treat the critical casualty. The course covers haemodynamic monitoring, critical care monitoring, advanced concepts of shock, the treatment of burns in remote environments and prepares the student for the American board certification as a Critical Care Paramedic.

Optional certification: Flight Paramedic (FP-C) or Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) accredited by IBSC.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP204: Austere Urgent Care: Minor Illness and Injuries

Elective

This elective module is designed to give students the skills required to manage a range of minor injuries and minor emergencies that may be encountered in the remote and austere environment. Common injuries have been identified from area specific literature, and the experience of the teaching faculty of working in remote and austere environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP205: Burns in Resource-limited Environments 

Elective

This module will cover the fundamental topics regarding the presentation, diagnosis and initial management of the casualty suffering from burns specifically for the healthcare provider working in remote, austere and resource-limited environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP206: Prehospital Pain Management and Sedation

Elective

This module introduces the fundamental topics for the assessment and management of pain specifically for the remote, austere and resource-limited environments, focusing on the concepts of general, regional, pain management, and sedation anesthesia. Additional topics include: airway management techniques, positioning, and an introduction to anesthetic pharmacology are emphasized. Anesthetic management strategies for patients with common diseases and perioperative problems are examined. Upon course completion, students should be able to demonstrate prehospital pain management and sedation strategies.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP207: Austere Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis

Elective

This module introduces basic clinical laboratory techniques, laboratory safety, care and use of basic laboratory equipment and setting up a small clinical laboratory in a remote, austere and resource-limited environment.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP208: Remote Medical Life Support

Compulsory

This elective module covers the top twenty injuries and ailments seen by healthcare professionals working in remote, austere, and resource-limited environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP209: Wilderness and Expedition Medicine

Elective

This elective module introduces the foundational concepts of the practice of healthcare and the knowledge base required to work in wilderness and expedition medicine.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP210: Practicum II

Compulsory

This module aims to build on the concepts of assessing and managing a patient in the remote out-of-hospital environment found in RPP105. It will provide students with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake preliminary patient assessment and treatment, and will introduce them to the range of management options available for paramedics within a defined range of situations. This knowledge, and the skills gained during the module, will directly assist them in preparing for their placement modules.

Delivery Mode:  Face to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

Year 3

Prerequisite: Higher Diploma in Remote Paramedic Practice. Students will select a minimum of 5 from 8 elective modules.

RPP301: Travel Medicine, Health and Safety

Elective

This module presents the fundamental skills and knowledge needed by the remote healthcare practitioner to assess and treat the unwell traveler and the skills needed to assess and mitigate travel risks. It also covers health and safety in the remote workplace including water safety, food safety and workplace safety.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP302: Special Operations Medicine

Elective

This elective module builds on the foundational knowledge from RPP301. It discusses the role of the special operations medic whilst providing medical care in remote, austere and resource-limited environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP303: Public Health and Disaster Medical Response

Elective

This module combines the knowledge and skills needed for disaster medical response and public health requirements found in remote and austere environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP304: Tropical Medicine for Remote Practitioners

Elective

This advanced module will build on the fundamental learning of tropical medicine from RPP201 and RPP202. It will cover advanced concepts in tropical diseases that will include a profound understanding of the pathophysiology and laboratory diagnosis of tropical diseases and advanced assessments and treatments for these issues.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP305: Diving and Marine Medicine

Elective

This module introduces the foundational concepts of dive and marine medicine including the medical observation of divers, diseases and organisms specific to the marine environment and the management of medical conditions and emergency situations found whilst diving or during marine operations.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP306: Mountain and Altitude Medicine

Elective

This elective module discusses the various conditions found whilst ascending to altitude. The physics of altitude medicine are discussed, along with the assessment and treatment of altitude sickness. Optimal management is discussed, along with strategies that can be used to prevent altitude sickness.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP307: Aeromedical Retrieval Medicine for Extreme Altitudes

Elective

This elective module provides foundational knowledge on the recovery of the critical casualty by air specifically focusing in the extreme altitude environments. Additionally, the module will focus on the clinical, aviation and logistics issues that ensure safe and effective retrieval missions.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP308: Pharmacology for the Paramedic Practitioner

Compulsory

This module builds on the foundational knowledge learned in modules RPP103 and RPP104. Emphasis is placed on applying advanced concepts for the use of pharmaceuticals for the healthcare practitioner working in remote, austere and resource-limited environments.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP309:  Prehospital Ultrasound for Resource-limited Environments 

Elective

This elective module will allow you to develop the fundamental skills of the use of ultrasound in resource-limited environments including; patient care and communication; technical skills and the scanning and use of equipment.

Delivery Mode:  Blended
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  5 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP310: Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals Project

Compulsory

This module is designed to engage the student in entry-level research in an associated field. The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to research methodologies, including but not limited to sourcing of academic information, peer-reviewing articles, assessing bias, impact factors, the applicability of the research to their academic research and the importance of referencing in relation to plagiarism.

Delivery Mode:  Online
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  10 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP311: Clinical Practicum III

Compulsory

This module is designed to give students the skills required to prepare and submit for presentation, a minor dissertation on a subject pertaining to pre-hospital, austere or remote medical or trauma care. This module is designed to engage the student in entry-level research in an associated field. The minor dissertation will be conducted under the supervision of an experienced, published, academic supervisor. It will also serve to introduce the student to academic writing, referencing, and to secure a knowledge of the rigours of academic writing and plagiarism.

Delivery Mode:  Face to Face
MQF/EQF Level: 6  L6
Credits:  15 ECTS
Hours of Total Learning:
Total contact hours:
Supervised practice & placement hours:
Self Study hours:
Assessment hours:

 

RPP312 Dissertation Project

Compulsory

This compulsory module is designed to give students the skills required to prepare and submit for presentation, a minor dissertation on a subject pertaining to pre-hospital, austere or remote medical or trauma care.

This module is designed to engage the student in entry-level research in an associated field. The minor dissertation will be conducted under the supervision of an experienced, published, academic supervisor. It will also serve to introduce the student to academic writing, referencing, and to secure a knowledge of the rigours of academic writing and plagiarism.

CoROM Covid-19 policy

October 2021

The Maltese Government continues to update its published guidelines on how we will be allowed to provide classroom-based training.  As lockdown measures slowly lift, CoROM will implement a phased return to campus-based courses.

We will focus on:

  • The safety and general wellbeing of all our students and staff.
  • Securing the confidence of staff, students, and their families, based on evidence and information so that they can plan for the session ahead.
  • Consistency with the Maltese Government’s framework for decision making and measures in place – such as distancing, managing attendance, and wider protective actions.
  • Alignment with the national effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Our 2021/2022 academic session will commence on 1 August 2021. We are preparing to start the new semester with a blended delivery of safe on-campus teaching and digital learning. This will mean that we will move the majority of our didactics into an online format with classroom training primarily focusing on hands-on clinical skills. There will be limited lectures during the classes held in Malta.

Please be aware: The Maltese Department of Education can close our College if there is a resurgence of the pandemic. If this happens, we will follow all guidelines given out by the EU and Maltese governments. We will support our students as best as we can.

There is a risk that your cohort may be required to defer until it is safe to return to the classroom. If this happens, our College will continue to run our online modules but will have to wait until the authorities allow us to run a classroom environment. We will extend your enrolment without cost until you are allowed to continue with your classroom and/or clinical training.

We will regularly issue updates with information and guidance as our planning progresses.

Stay safe and stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.