PAR-30007 - Applied Paramedic Practice & Simulation 3
Coordinator: Kevin Armstrong Room: N/A
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 780
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The Applied Paramedic Practice and Simulation 3 module provides you with the means to apply theory into practice. Under the supervision and guidance of Practice Placement Educators and Mentors, you will further develop clinical decision-making skills and formulate and deliver care management plans utilising clinical skills to provide care to service users in the clinical practice environment. You will be afforded the experience of the ambulance service and will have working knowledge and understanding of the paramedics role and scope of practice. You will also experience the delivery of unscheduled, emergency, and urgent care during your placement in a hospital emergency department, General Practice setting and range of other practice placement environments to support learning where you will contribute towards patient care as part of multidisciplinary teams. To further enhance skills attained during practice placements, you will undertake clinical simulation in Keele University's clinical skills and simulation facilities supported by practicing paramedics, tutors, and a range of other medical and healthcare professionals.

This module will enable the student to develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, and professional behaviours required to achieve clinical competence expected of a student paramedic at Level 6. The module will give students the ability to practice towards the scope of paramedic practice with the direction of practice placement educators and those in similar supporting roles. Students, with the support of practice placement educators and tutors, will learn through continued exposure to practice placement environments and simulated practice environments. This exposure will assist students in applying theory to practice through reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action. This practice-based module also includes simulation based-education utilising the clinical skills and simulation facilities within the University.
Students will be supported to develop and attain broader skill sets a paramedic will require whilst working in an emergency and non-emergency environment. The successful completion of the module will give students the ability to perform a range of clinical interventions and assessments and further develop clinical decision making in providing care to a diverse range of patient groups and service users experiencing illness and injury.
Practice Assessment Document:
College of Paramedics:
C1.1.10, C1.1.11, C1.1.14, C1.1.15, C1.1.16
Diversity and inclusivity
Communication and history taking
C1.3.1, C1.3.2, C1.3.3, C1.3.4
Models of patient assessment
Patient groups
Risk evaluation
C1.3.9, C1.3.10, C1.3.11, C1.3.12, C1.3.13
Intervention and monitoring
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
Physical assessment skills
Legal systems and healthcare law
C1.4.1, C1.4.2
Frameworks for professional practice
C1.4.3, C1.4.4
Healthcare ethics
Health informatics
Communication skills
C1.6.1, C1.6.2
Professional behaviours
C1.6.4, C1.6.5, C1.6.7
Personal resilience
Practice-Based Education Areas
C2.3.1, C2.3.2, C2.3.4, C2.3.5, C2.3.6

Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 13.7, 13.8, 13.10, 3.10.2, 14.2, 14.3, 14.5, 14.4, 14.6, 14.9, 14.10
14.11, 14.13, 14.14, 14.15, 14.22, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6, 15.7

Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Education and Training:
5.1 Practice-based learning must be integral to the programme.
5.2 The structure, duration and range of practice-based learning must support the achievement of the learning outcomes and the standards of proficiency.
Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Paramedics are mapped to the Practice Assessment Document.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate competence in a range of clinical skills outlined in the Year 3 Practice Assessment Document
: 1
Perform evidence-based assessment, management, and care for a range of service users both in the hospital and out of hospital
setting: 1
Display the expected professional behaviours of a student paramedic in the practice placement environment: 1

Study hours

Placement learning hours will be made up of practice placement and simulated-based education.
The 780 hours will be the maximum number of hours students can normally achieve.
Some students may achieve fewer hours depending on their practice placement area but will have sufficient hours to achieve competence.
As this is a practice-based assessment module, the hours required do not equate to the standard module.
Total hours - 780

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practice Based Assessment weighted 100%
Clinical Practice Competencies
Students are expected to achieve all practice-based competencies which have been designed to assess students skills, knowledge and behaviours. Students will be supported by practise educators in the clinical practice environment and will be assessed by practice assessors on their ability to apply theory into practice when managing a wide range of patients in a broad range of placement areas which include Primary and Secondary Care environments.