PATIENT ASSESSMENT - 2018/9

Module code: NUR2120

Module Overview

This module will develop the knowledge and skills required by the paramedic student to undertake health system based systematic patient assessment. The module will encourage an examination of the relevant theoretical bases for medical health assessment across the life span.

 

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DOWNS S Mr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: B950

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Required Pre-requisite Study:   Completion of year one modules Qualifying Condition(s) A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required in all units to pass the module (Minor Injury OSCE and Major Illness OSCE).

Module content

Brief Indication of Content:

 

Systems pathology

Physical, psychological, and social assessment in emergency and non-emergency settings in a range of minor medical and time critical medical conditions i.e.: abdominal pain, anaphylaxis, acute and chronic respiratory failure, acute and chronic coronary symptoms, chest pain, myocardial infarction, cardio-respiratory arrest, convulsions, eye injury, lacerations, puncture wounds, fracture, haemorrhage, hypo/hyperthermia, mild burns/scolds, overdose, drug and alcohol abuse, CO poisoning, unconsciousness, diabetic emergencies, stroke

Holistic and systematic assessment, interpretation of results and handover of patients/clients and the use and the reliability and validity of assessment tools Introduction to clinical decision making

Risk assessment, patient safety and public protection

Inter-professional and inter-agency team working

The evidence base for paramedic practice and interventions

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment MINOR OSCE 50
Practical based assessment MAJOR OSCE 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required in all units to pass the module (Minor Injury OSCE and Major Illness OSCE).

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding required to undertake patient consultations differentiating between a critical injured patient, exacerbation of illness and minor injuries.

 

The summative assessment for this module consists of:

Practical Based Assessment – Minor Injury OSCE   50%

Practical Based Assessment – Major Illness OSCE  50%

 

Formative assessment and feedback

The formative practice based session will be facilitated with the feedback provided by tutors and PEds in order to consolidate new patient assessment skills in a simulated environment. 

Module aims

  • This module will develop the knowledge and skills required by the paramedic student to make a differential diagnosis through an appropriate systematic patient assessment. The module will encourage an examination of the relevant theoretical bases to emergency medical assessment across the life span.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Develop a sound understanding of the pathological, physiological, structural, behavioural and functional changes in patient presentation and the related clinical features of commonly encountered conditions across the lifespan
2 Understand the theoretical basis of assessment and clinical decision making in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct and Ethics and Standards of proficiency.
3 Begin to formulate diagnoses from assessment findings and differentiate between a critically injured patient, exacerbation of illness and minor injuries
4 Identify the need for further assessment, intervention or referral to other services, care pathways or agencies
5 Begin to employ analysis and reflective appraisal in relation to healthcare practice

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Seminar Hours: 16

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Delivery of Module:

 

Skills development in a simulation

Vignettes of patient scenarios 

Enquiry Based Learning

Debate

Group work

Discussion

Peer review and feedback

Lectures

Self directed study

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for PATIENT ASSESSMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/nur2120

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 2018/9 academic year.