DEVELOPING PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - 2017/8

Module code: NUR1050

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

VYVYAN EJ Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits

60

ECT Credits

30

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment BASIC LIFE SUPPORT OSCE 40%
Coursework CLINICAL PAPER 40%
Examination MEDICINES MANAGEMENT EXAM 20%
Examination AUTHENTIC WORLD/SAFE MEDICATE EXAM 0%
Coursework SNAPSHOT ASSESSMENT 0%
Coursework CLINICAL GRADING TOOL 0%
Pass/Fail competencies ESSENTIAL SKILLS CLUSTERS 0%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

The module will commence with an introduction to the therapeutic self in relation to clinical practice within a simulated area. The student will reflect on simulated patient interaction demonstrating their understanding of assessing the patient’s clinical presentation through consolidated theory. This is provided in concurrent modules informing bio-physiological, psycho-social and emotional patient perspectives. Formative feedback from the tutor team and peer student groups will enhance the learning providing building blocks to confidence to enable future patient interaction. The student will then move into the clinical environment under the supervision of practice placement educators. The student will improve their proficiency in communicating, assessing and caring for patients in the emergency and urgent care sector.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Practice consultation models and history taking
Develop examination techniques, treatment options and management plans.
Demonstrate effective communication with patients and peers.
Students will practice assessing and managing critically ill patients. Taking into consideration ethical, moral, empathetic, cultural and spiritual sensitivity whilst maintaining privacy and dignity.
They will demonstrate reflective practice influencing safe and effective patient care.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to allow students to learn through patient interaction in a variety of settings.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Role modelling
Demonstration of patient assessment skills
Facilitation
Coaching
Reflective Practice
Structured feedback


37.5 hours per week in a varied shift pattern of social/unsocial shift times.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the development of clinical paramedic skills in a simulated environment.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Basic Life Support OSCE—40%

Clinical Paper—40%

Medicines Management Exam—20%

Authentic World/Safe Medicate exam—Pass/Fail

Essential Skills Clusters—Pass/Fail

Clinical Grading Tool—Pass/Fail

Snapshot Assessment—Pass/Fail

 

Formative assessment

Initial Review

Mid-point Review

End Point Review

 

Feedback

Safe Medicate practice exercises and tutor team feedback will provide formative feedback during each session.

Reading list

Reading list for DEVELOPING PARAMEDIC PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur1050

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.