Module code: NUR1050

Module Overview

The module will commence with an introduction to the therapeutic self in relation to clinical practice within a simulated area. The student will reflect on simulated patient interaction demonstrating their understanding of assessing the patient’s clinical presentation through consolidated theory. This is provided in concurrent modules informing bio-physiological, psycho-social and emotional patient perspectives. Formative feedback from the tutor team and peer student groups will enhance the learning providing building blocks to confidence to enable future patient interaction. The student will then move into the clinical environment under the supervision of practice placement educators. The student will improve their proficiency in communicating, assessing and caring for patients in the emergency and urgent care sector.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

WARD Hayley (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 60

ECTS Credits: 30

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Practice consultation models and history taking

  • Develop examination techniques, treatment options and management plans.

  • Demonstrate effective communication with patients and peers.

  • Students will practice assessing and managing critically ill patients. Taking into consideration ethical, moral, empathetic, cultural and spiritual sensitivity whilst maintaining privacy and dignity.

  • They will demonstrate reflective practice influencing safe and effective patient care.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment PATIENT ASSESSMENT OSCE 50
Examination SAFE MEDICATE EXAM 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 simulated environment.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Patient Assessment OSCE—50%

Clinical and Pharmacology Exam 50%

Safe Medicate exam—Pass/Fail- 90% threshold

Essential Skills Clusters and Related Competencies —Pass/Fail

Clinical Grading Tool—Pass/Fail

Snapshot Assessment—Pass/Fail


Formative assessment

Initial Review

Mid-point Review



Safe Medicate practice exercises and tutor team feedback will provide formative feedback during each session.

Non-Award Assessment of Safe Practice and knowledge regarding BLS and AED use- inline with learning outcomes. Peer and Tutor Feedback.


Module aims

  • This module aims to enable the students to develop a range of clinical practice experiences intially using a simulation within the context of professional practice. The aim is to preapre students fro the range of clinical placements within the emergency and non emergency health and social settings. Students will gain confidence and competence with patient interactions. This will be supported through completing the patient clinical report documenttion of the acquired assessment data required in year one to prapare them for a range of clinical placements.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 1. Begin to develop knowledge of consultation skills. Demonstrating effective communication with patients in a simulated and practice setting P
002 2. Identify the principles of risk assessment and the role it plays in maintaining patient safety KPT
003 3. Developing an understanding of a range of patient assessment techniques to undertake baseline observations, beginning to recognised physiological abnormal findings KCT
004 4. Begin to develop problem solving skills to formulate safe and effective clinical impressions to develop appropriate lifesaving patient management CPT
005 5. Begin to develop an awareness of pharmacology and the administration of life saving therapeutic medications KCPT

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 students to learn through patient interaction in a variety of settings.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Role modelling

  • Demonstration of patient assessment skills

  • Facilitation

  • Coaching

  • Reflective Practice

  • Structured feedback

30 hours per week in a varied shift pattern of social/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) Cross Year 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 2020/1 academic year.