THE ESSENTIALS OF PROFESSIONAL PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - 2020/1
Module code: NUR1032
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The student will engage with the professional requirements of the HCPC with regards to patient assessment and accountability. Students will be introduced to the Ethical and legal responsibilities surrounding patient contacts.
School of Health Sciences
DOWNS Simon (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: B950
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Introduction to the role of the Ambulance Service
HCPC and Ambulance Service Clinical Guidelines
The College of Paramedics and SECAmb. Local policies and procedures
Assessment of patient and physiological norms.
Ambulance Service communications strategies
Emergency Operations Centre
Mobile data transmission
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of professional paramedic practice
Summative assessment for this module consists of:
2000 word evidenced based essay exploring the importance of professional behaviour in relation to patients and the paramedic profession.
Students will participate in group work reviewing an HCPC fitness to practice (Hearing). Reflection and discussion on an actual but anonymised case will be examined within a presentation by the students. The presentation will focus on the evidence, national and local policies, using the HCPC standards and professional documentation. Group discussion and tutor feedback will be provided.
The group presentation can be a powerpoint, video or another medium of the groups’ choice.
Individualised essay plan guidance will be provided based on a single sided A4 sheet of paper.
Verbal tutor and peer feedback will be provided following the formative debate.
- Students will understand the role and legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of the paramedic in the out of hospital care environment.
|001||Develop knowledge and understanding of the HCPC Code of Conduct and Ethics and national and local guidelines and policies for paramedics, and relate these to their future practice.||KCP|
|002||Continue to gain a deeper understanding of patient’s physiologically normal presentation when undertaking baseline observations, beginning to recognise abnormal findings, and introduce to the concept of risk management in dealing with patients||KCPT|
|003||Describe the principles of informed consent and confidentiality in paramedic practice, and continue to develop an awareness of the principles and practice of law and ethics in paramedic practice||KCPT|
|004||Demonstrate an awareness of the communication strategies which underpin paramedic practice.||PT|
|005||Develop the ability to write clearly and accurately using appropriate professional terminology in accordance with information governance.||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 123
Lecture Hours: 21.
Seminar Hours: 3
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
• Prepare the paramedic student for the socio-ethical issues surrounding paramedic practice and provide the standards expected of a healthcare professional
The learning and teaching methods include:
Small group workshops
Enquiry based learning
Guided website activities
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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.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)(NURSES PRE-REG SEP)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
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