Module code: NUR3318

Module Overview

Practice hours, which are required a required 50% of the programme.  Demonstrating continued development in confidence, professional rationale and management of practice skills, using professionalism, holistic care and evidence based practice

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DOWNS Simon (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Students will practice under supervision of a health care professional or PPEd, the provision and promotion of a caring environment for individual patients taking into consideration ethical, moral, empathetic, cultural and spiritual sensitivity and privacy and dignity.

  • The student will begin to demonstrate leadership, providing evidence of progression with confidence in patient management pathways.

  • In order to build on their understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of healthcare, placements will provide opportunities to consolidate advanced airway management.  Visits will include hospital theatres; Maternity and Paediatrics; and Surrey Fire and Rescue. 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment MULTI-STATION OSCE 40
Practical based assessment CLINICAL GRADING TOOL Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

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

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:                     

Multi-Station OSCE


Clinical and Pharmacology Exam


Clinical Grading Tool


Essential Skills Cluster and Related Competencies



Formative assessment and Feedback

Snapshot Assessment

Pass/Fail (Formulates Basis of Action Plan)

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 in the theories of patient management to clinical pathways through reflection and research for supportive evidence enhancing the discussions with their PPEd, who will provide formative feedback.

Module aims

  • This module aims to enable students to develop strategies in clinical leadership to enhance inter professional working. The student paramedic will continue to consolidate and develop their clinical skills and professional knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate competency in the application of differential diagnostic assessment strategies KCP
002 Practice using a degree of autonomy in situations with varying complexity and demonstrate the ability to lead appropriately in all clinical situations KCPT
003 Critically evaluate clinical decision making for the holistic patient journey. KCT
004 Initiate the management and administration of authorised medications within the HCPC Code of Conduct and Ethics, National Clinical Guidelines and SECAmb guidelines KCP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Allow the students to learn through patient assessment in a variety of settings

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Role Modelling

  • Demonstration of clinical skills

  • Facilitation

  • Coaching

  • Structured feedback

  • Reflective feedback

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

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
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

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 2019/0 academic year.