DEVELOPING PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - 2017/8
Module code: NUR1050
School of Health Sciences
VYVYAN EJ Mrs (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Crosses academic years
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||BASIC LIFE SUPPORT OSCE||40%|
|Examination||MEDICINES MANAGEMENT EXAM||20%|
|Examination||AUTHENTIC WORLD/SAFE MEDICATE EXAM||0%|
|Coursework||CLINICAL GRADING TOOL||0%|
|Pass/Fail competencies||ESSENTIAL SKILLS CLUSTERS||0%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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:
Demonstration of patient assessment skills
37.5 hours per week in a varied shift pattern of social/unsocial shift times.
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%
Medicines Management Exam—20%
Authentic World/Safe Medicate exam—Pass/Fail
Essential Skills Clusters—Pass/Fail
Clinical Grading Tool—Pass/Fail
End Point Review
Safe Medicate practice exercises and tutor team feedback will provide formative feedback during each session.
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.