PAR-30005 - Enhanced Paramedic Practice
Coordinator: Kevin Armstrong Room: N/A
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The Enhanced Paramedic Practice module provides students' with in-depth knowledge and comprehensive, critical understanding of the scope of contemporary paramedic practice. Clinical skills, simulation and multidisciplinary team working are central to the module, therefore, students will be afforded the opportunity to learn alongside a range of other health professions and medical students from across the wider School and Faculty. Assessment requirements for the module are designed to measure students ability to provide holistic care to a diverse range of patient groups.
Students who successfully complete this module will be able to apply a range of techniques and skills for the management of a range of patients in unscheduled, urgent, and emergency care in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings.

This module aims to further students' knowledge, and develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of the scope of paramedic practice. Skills of enhanced patient assessment and management, across maternity, neonatal and paediatric patient groups will be covered. Enhanced clinical skills and invasive procedures for paramedic practice including their practical applications with the above patient groups are integral to meeting the intended learning outcomes for the module.
Students who successfully complete this module will be able to apply a range of techniques and skills for the management of a range of patients in unscheduled, urgent, and emergency care in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings.
Content linked to the College of Paramedic Curriculum Guidance (CoP, 2019), the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Paramedic (HCPC, 2014) and QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Paramedics (QAA, 2019)
College of Paramedics
Indicative Content
C1.1.6, C1.1.7, C1.1.8, C1.1.9
Indicative Content
C1.1.10, C1.1.11, C1.1.12, C1.1.13, C1.1.14, C1.1.15, C1.1.16
Indicative Content
C1.2.3, C1.2.4
Communication and history taking
ILO 1, 2, 3 & 4 Indicative Content
C1.3.1, C1.3.2, C1.3.3, C1.3.4
Models of patient assessment
ILO 2 & 4 & Indicative Content
Patient groups
ILO 1, 2, 3 & 4 & Indicative Content
C1.3.6, C1.3.7, C1.3.8
Risk evaluation
ILO 1, 2, 3 & 4 & Indicative Content
C1.3.9, C1.3.10, C1.3.11, C1.3.12, C1.3.13
Intervention and monitoring
ILO 2 & 4 & Indicative Content
C1.3.14, C1.3.15, C1.3.16, C1.3.17, C1.3.18, C1.3.19, C1.3.20
Clinical reasoning and decision-making
Indicative Content
C1.3.21, C1.3.22, C1.3.23
Physical assessment skills
ILO 2 & 4 & Indicative Content
C1.3.24, C1.3.25
Legal systems and healthcare law
Indicative Content
C1.4.1, C1.4.2
Health informatics
Indicative Content
C1.5.11, C1.5.12
Professional behaviours
Indicative Content
Team working
ILO 3 & Indicative Content
C1.7.13, C1.7.14
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Health and Care Professions Council:
1. be able to practise safely and effectively within their scope of practice
Indicative Content
2 be able to practise within the legal and ethical
boundaries of their profession
ILO 1, 3 & 4 & Indicative Content
2.3, 2.5, 2.7
7 understand the importance of and be able to maintain
ILO 4 & Indicative Content
7.1, 7.2, 7.3,
8 be able to communicate effectively
ILO 1, 2, 3 & Indicative Content
8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9;
11 be able to reflect on and review practice
ILO 4 & Indicative Content
13.11 understand the following aspects of clinical science:
Indicative Content
13.11.4, 13.11.5
14 be able to draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to
inform practice
ILO 1, 2 & 3 & Indicative Content
14.1, 14.3, 14.4, 14.5, 14.6, 14.7, 14.8, 14.9, 14.22;
15 understand the need to establish and maintain a safe
practice environment
ILO 3 & Indicative Content
15.1, 15.4, 15.5, 15.7,
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QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Paramedics
Indicative Content
Iii, xv, xviii, , xxiii, xxiv
ILO 1 & Indicative Content
ILO 3 & Indicative Content
ILO 1 & 2 & Indicative Content
ILO 2 & Indicative Content

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of contemporary paramedic practice by applying theories, concepts and principles to inform patient-centred care for a diverse range of service users in urgent, emergency, critical or other care settings: 1,2
Demonstrate a systematic and evidence-based approach to the assessment, management and treatment of patients commonly encountered in paramedic practice: 1
Critically evaluate individual roles and dynamics within a multidisciplinary team when providing inclusive, non-discriminatory effective care
: 2
Critically analyse the principles of Information Governance (IG), legislation, protocols and guidelines and their application to the sharing of patient data and records: 2
Demonstrate the ability to conduct a comprehensive and detailed physical examination from a diverse range of patients: 1

Study hours

Lead Lectures - 30 hours
Skills Demonstration - 10 hours
Skills Practice - 20 hours
Case studies - 8 hours
Assessment Tutorials - 2 hours
Independent Study - 230 hours to include directed reading, research and assessment preparation.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practical Assessment weighted 0%
Practical Assessment - 20 minutes
Students have 20 minutes to conduct a detailed and thorough physical examination of a patient. Students will 'blind' select one of three possible patients from the following patient groups; elderly, pregnant or paediatric. Students will also 'blind' select the body system to be examined (Respiratory, Neurological or Cranial Nerves, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal). Students are expected to consider the management of a common condition found during the examination of the patient.

2: Oral Exam weighted 100%
45 minute Oral examination
45-minute oral examination including reading time and for questions. Students must select 3 of 5 seen questions and answer those selected - questions will have a focus on multidisciplinary team roles working and the principles of information governance with the sharing of confidential records