ADVANCING PARAMEDIC PRACTICE - 2022/3
Module code: NUR2180
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
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.
Practice hours, which are a required 50% of the programme. Demonstrating continued development of practical skills, professionalism, holistic care and evidence based practice.
School of Health Sciences
DOWNS Simon (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: B950
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Clinical Placement Hours: 270
Seminar Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 2
Practical/Performance Hours: 10
Captured Content: 10
Crosses academic years
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Students will practice under supervision of heath care professionals or PPE’d, they will consolidate their professional behaviour in the clinical setting.
- They will have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the unwell patient through undertaking thorough investigative patient assessments.
- In order to build on their understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of healthcare, placements in year two will include visits to a Coronary care unit, Minor Injuries Unit, Paediatric A&E and adult A&E, where they will also have the opportunity to follow the patient journey.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination Online||CLINICAL AND PHARMACOLOGY EXAM||40|
|Coursework||2000 WORD REFLECTION||60|
|Practical based assessment||ESSENTIAL SKILLS CLUSTERS AND RELATED COMPETENCIES||Pass/Fail|
|Practical based assessment||CLINICAL GRADING TOOL||Pass/Fail|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate development of clinical skills in a clinical setting assessed by an appropriately educated PPEd and to show the underpinning knowledge
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- 2000 Word Reflection 60%
- Clinical and Pharmacology Exam 40%
- Essential Skills Clusters and Related Competencies Pass/Fail
- Clinical Grading Tool Pass/Fail
- Initial Review
- Mid-point Review
- Snapshot Assessment at Mid Point Stage (to inform Action Plan, if necessary)
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 the theories of patient management to clinical pathways through reflection and research for supportive evidence enhancing the discussions with their PPE’d, who will provide formative feedback.
- The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate progression in the development of a professional approach to patient assessment and management. Students will build on the knowledge gained in the practice modules in year 1 and will be expected to demonstrate development of an evidence based approach to assessment and management of the patient.
|001||1. Utilise advancing clinical assessment and management of a patient with a range complex co-morbidities||CPT|
|002||2. Interpret physiological and clinical data acquired in a systematic patient assessment to inform effective management.||KC|
|003||3. Interpret physiological and clinical data acquired to develop clinical curiosity allowing for consideration of differential diagnosis.(||K|
|004||4. Demonstrate professionalism through an effective use of communication skills within a multi-disciplinary/agency team.||CT|
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:
- Role Modelling
- Demonstration of clinical skills
- Structured 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.
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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.