PATIENT ASSESSMENT - 2022/3
Module code: NUR2120
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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.
School of Health Sciences
DOWNS Simon (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
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 100
Seminar Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 2
Practical/Performance Hours: 20
Guided Learning: 8
Captured Content: 10
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).
Brief Indication of Content:
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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||OSCE 1||50|
|Practical based assessment||OSCE 2||50|
N/A A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required in all units to pass the module (Minor Injury OSCE and Major Illness OSCE).
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.
- 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.
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Delivery of Module:
Skills development in a simulation
Vignettes of patient scenarios
Enquiry Based Learning
Peer review and feedback
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.
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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 2022/3 academic year.