Paramedic Science - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Paramedic Science
DipHE Paramedic Science
CertHE Paramedic Science

Professional recognition

Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTF10002 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

JACs code

B950

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Paramedic science

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

SAMBROOK A Mr (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Enable students to achieve the proficiencies as laid down by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC 2012)

Develop the students' knowledge and understanding of the principles of paramedic practice

Ensure that students demonstrate safe clinical practice and accuracy when working alone or as a member of a team

Ensure the students are prepared to examine and assess patients' acute and chronic conditions and to be able to record and evaluate an individual’s full medical, social and familial history

Develop the students' understanding of research methodology, governance and clinical audit basing their practice on the best evidence available

Ensure the students are prepared to deliver care in a proficient, co-ordinated and confident manner

Develop the capacity to demonstrate accountability in use of professional judgement and clinical experience to recommend and instigate care plans, which are based on traditional or diverse routes of hospital treatment and or admission, to ensure specific patient needs are effectively met

Develop the students' ability to demonstrate leadership and clinical reasoning as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

Develop the capacity to evaluate their own performance and the performance of peers identifying strengths and weaknesses through reflection and mentorship

Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Apply a sound understanding of biological, psychological and social factors impacting upon patients and their families/carers across the life span while assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care K
Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate provision of paramedic intervention in a variety of emergency and non-emergency settings K
Appraise personal and professional limitations in the scope of own professional practice K
Critically review own practice in the light of ongoing feedback K
Discuss and critically reflect on professional action individually and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team K
Critically appraise research evidence to improve and implement effective paramedic practice K
Apply a sound understanding of biological, psychological and social factors impacting upon patients and their families/carers across the life span while assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care K
Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate provision of paramedic intervention in a variety of emergency and non-emergency settings K
Appraise personal and professional limitations in the scope of own professional practice K
Critically review own practice in the light of ongoing feedback K
Discuss and critically reflect on professional action individually and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team K
Apply an understanding of biological, psychological and social factors impacting upon patients and their families/carers across the life span while assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care K
Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate provision of paramedic intervention in a variety of emergency and non-emergency settings K
Appraise personal and professional limitations in the scope of own professional practice K
Review own practice in the light of ongoing feedback K
Discuss and critically reflect on professional action individually and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team K
Appraise research evidence to improve and implement effective paramedic practice K
Apply an understanding of biological, psychological and social factors impacting upon patients and their families/carers across the life span K
Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate life threatening patient presentations and the provision of paramedic intervention in a variety of emergency and non-emergency settings K
Appraise personal and professional limitations in the scope of own professional practice K
Review own practice in the light of on-going feedback K
Discuss and reflect on professional action individually and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team K
Critically appraise own values, perceptions, thoughts and action, and the ways in which these may influence the clinical situation C
Critically evaluate the effectiveness of own learning strategies C
Use diagnostic and creative skills in relation to clinical decision making and risk assessment C
Consolidate practice experience to develop strategies necessary for evaluating current practice C
Use reflective learning and clinical supervision to evaluate own practice and develop accordingly C
Review and appraise own values, perceptions, thoughts and action, and the ways in which these may influence the clinical situation C
Critically evaluate the effectiveness of own learning strategies C
Use diagnostic and creative skills in relation to clinical decision making and risk assessment C
Consolidate practice experience to develop strategies necessary for evaluating current practice C
Use reflective learning and clinical supervision to evaluate own practice and develop accordingly C
Review and appraise own values, perceptions, thoughts and action, and the ways in which these may influence the clinical situation C
Critically evaluate the effectiveness of own learning strategies C
Use diagnostic and creative skills in relation to clinical decision making and risk assessment C
Consolidate practice experience to develop strategies necessary for evaluating current practice C
Employ reflective learning and clinical supervision to evaluate own practice and develop accordingly C
Appraise own values, perceptions, thoughts and action, and the ways in which these may influence the clinical situation C
Use diagnostic skills in relation to clinical decision making and risk assessment C
Use reflective learning and clinical supervision to evaluate own practice and develop accordingly C
Practice in an accountable manner as guided by the HCPC Code of Professional Conduct P
Manage oneself, one's practice and that of others and so assume the responsibility and accountability necessary for public protection P
Integrate national and local standards and guidelines into emergency patient assessment and the planning and management of care P
Prioritise professional responsibilities and duty of care to ensure safe delivery and management of care P
Demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of the patients in both emergency and non-emergency settings P
Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development in order to enhance and innovate own practice and meet the needs of future emergency care provision P
Effectively challenge practices and devise action plans to develop/advance paramedic practice P
Use analytical, political and social skills to act as an effective leader in professional paramedic practice P
Practice in an accountable manner as guided by the HCPC Code of Professional Conduct P
Manage oneself, one's practice and that of others and so assume the responsibility and accountability necessary for public protection P
Integrate national and local standards and guidelines into emergency patient assessment and the planning and management of care P
Prioritise professional responsibilities and duty of care to ensure safe delivery and management of care P
Demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of the patients in both emergency and non-emergency settings P
Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development in order to enhance and innovate own practice and meet the needs of future emergency care provision P
Practice in an accountable manner as guided by the HCPC Code of Professional Conduct P
Manage oneself, one's practice and so assume the responsibility and accountability necessary for public protection P
Integrate national and local standards and guidelines into emergency patient assessment and the planning and management of care P
Prioritise professional responsibilities and duty of care to ensure safe delivery and management of care P
Demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of the patients in both emergency and non-emergency settings P
Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development in order to enhance own practice and meet the needs of future emergency care provision P
Practice in an accountable manner as guided by the HCPC Code of Professional Conduct P
Build an awareness of managing oneself, one's practice and so assume the responsibility and accountability necessary for public protection P
Consider national and local standards and guidelines into emergency patient assessment and management of care P
Use analytical, political and social skills to act as an effective team member in professional paramedic practice P
Undertake and analyse comprehensive sets of clinical observations/vital signs/data appropriate to the patient's condition T
Identify and access information to record and manage patient data using appropriate technologies T
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication in a wide range of methods T
Draw upon online resources to identify and appraise evidence based practice T
Maintain a portfolio of learning experiences T
Demonstrate effective inter-personal skills through self-awareness and assertiveness T
Use critical problem solving skills to find effective solutions and identify new concepts T
Use critical evaluation to make an appropriate and effective contribution to the work of the practice setting T
Demonstrate a commitment to continuing practice development through dissemination of learning and research findings T
Demonstrate a commitment to self and others in the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective paramedic practice T
Be proficient in the technical aspects of care delivery within the scope of professional practice T
Undertake and analyse comprehensive sets of clinical observations/vital signs/data appropriate to the patient's condition T
Identify and access information to record and manage patient data using appropriate technologies T
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication in a wide range of methods T
Draw upon online resources to identify and appraise evidence based practice T
Maintain a portfolio of learning experiences T
Demonstrate effective inter-personal skills through self-awareness and assertiveness T
Use critical problem solving skills to find effective solutions and identify new concepts T
Use critical evaluation to make an appropriate and effective contribution to the work of the practice setting T
Demonstrate a commitment to continuing practice development through dissemination of learning and research findings T
Demonstrate a commitment to self and others in the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective practice T
Be proficient in the technical aspects of care delivery within the scope of professional practice T
Undertake and analyse comprehensive sets of clinical observations/vital signs/data appropriate to the patient's condition T
Identify and access information to record and manage patient data using appropriate technologies T
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication in a wide range of methods T
Draw upon online resources to identify and appraise evidence based practice T
Maintain a portfolio of learning experiences T
Demonstrate effective inter-personal skills through self-awareness and assertiveness T
Use critical problem solving skills to find effective solutions and identify new concepts T
Use critical evaluation to make an appropriate and effective contribution to the work of the practice setting T
Demonstrate a commitment to continuing practice development through dissemination of learning and research findings T
Demonstrate a commitment to self and others in the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective paramedic practice T
Be proficient in the technical aspects of care delivery within the scope of professional practice T
Undertake and analyse clinical observations/vital signs/data appropriate to the patient's condition T
Identify and access information to record and manage patient data using appropriate technologies T
Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication in a wide range of methods T
Draw upon online resources to identify and appraise evidence based practice T
Maintain a portfolio of learning experiences T
Demonstrate effective inter-personal skills through self-awareness T
Begin to use problem solving skills to find effective solutions T
Demonstrate a commitment to self and others in the need for continuing professional development and personal supervision activities in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed for safe and effective paramedic practice T
Develop proficiency in the technical aspects of care delivery within the scope of professional practice T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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.