ADVANCING PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - 2017/8

Module code: NUR2180

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

SNOOK V Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits

60

ECTS Credits

30

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

B950

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination CLINICAL EXAM 25
Coursework REFLECTION 25
Pass/Fail competencies ESSENTIAL SKILLS CLUSTERS AND RELATED COMPETENCIES Pass/Fail
Practical based assessment CLINICAL GRADING TOOL 25
Coursework SNAPSHOT ASSESSMENT 25

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

Practice hours, which are a required 50% of the programme. Demonstrating continued development of practical skills, professionalism, holistic care and evidence based practice.

Module aims

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate progression in the development of a professional approach to patient assessment and management. Students will build on the knowledge gained in the practice modules in year 1 and will be expected to demonstrate development of an evidence based approach to assessment and management of the patient.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1. Utilise advancing clinical assessment and management of a patient with a range complex co-morbidities CPT
2. Interpret physiological and clinical data acquired in a systematic patient assessment to inform effective management. KC
3. Interpret physiological and clinical data acquired to develop clinical curiosity allowing for consideration of differential diagnosis.( K
4. Demonstrate professionalism through an effective use of communication skills within a multi-disciplinary/agency team. CT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Students will practice under supervision of heath care professionals or PPE’d, they will consolidate their professional behaviour in the clinical setting.
They will have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the unwell patient through undertaking thorough investigative patient assessments.
In order to build on their understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of healthcare, placements in year two will include visits to a Coronary care unit, Minor Injuries Unit, Paediatric A&E and adult A&E, where they will also have the opportunity to follow the patient journey.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Role Modelling
Demonstration of clinical skills
Facilitation
Coaching
Structured feedback


30 hours per week in a varied shift pattern of social and unsocial shift times.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate development of clinical skills in a clinical setting assessed by an appropriately educated PPEd and to show the underpinning knowledge

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Reflection                                                                        25%
Clinical Exam                                                                  25%
Essential Skills Clusters and Related Competencies     Pass/Fail
Clinical Grading Tool                                                       25%
Snapshot Assessment                                                    25%


Formative assessment


Initial Review
Mid-point Review


Feedback

The PPEd will support the student to reflect on and discuss their experiences of a number of emergency and non-emergency patient cases at a mid point review. The students will demonstrate their understanding of the elements required in the provision of clinical decision making. This will link the theories of patient management to clinical pathways  through reflection and research for supportive evidence enhancing the discussions with their PPE’d, who will provide formative feedback.

Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCING PARAMEDIC PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur2180

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.