PAR-10005 - Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice
Coordinator: Kevin Armstrong Room: N/A
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23


Aims
This module will provide learning opportunities for students to gain experience of paramedic practice, to gain knowledge and skills that are fundamental to the MSci Paramedic Science. The learning and teaching strategy will follow a blended learning approach utilising Keele┐s Learning Environment and face-to-face teaching. The teaching of the module will be delivered by a range of experienced health care professionals. Successful completion of this module will provide students with a range of techniques and skills for the management of a range of patients in unscheduled, urgent, and emergency care.
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:
Pathophysiology
Indicative Content
C1.1.8
Pharmacology
C1.1.15
Safeguarding
C1.2.3
Patient Groups
C1.3.6, C1.3.8
Risk Evaluation
ILO 2, 3 & 4 & Indicative Content
C1.3.9, C1.3.10, C1.3.11, C1.3.12,
Intervention & Monitoring
ILO 1, 2 & 3 & Indicative Content
C1.3.14, C1.3.18, C1.3.19, C1.3.20, C1.3.21
Resilience & Disaster Preparedness
Indicative Content
C1.5.6 - C1.5.9
Personal Resilience
Indicative Content
C1.6.10 - C1.6.12,
Available at: https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk/COP/ProfessionalDevelopment/Paramedic_Curriculum_Guidance.aspx
Health and Care Professions Council:
13. understand the key concepts of the knowledge base relevant to their profession
Indicative Content
13.6, 13.7, 13.8, 13.9, 13.11,
14. be able to draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to inform practice
ILO 1, 2, 3 & 4 & Indicative Content
14.1, 14.3 - 14.10, 14.14 - 14.15, 14.22
15. understand the need to establish and maintain a safe practice environment
15.1, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6, 15.7, 15.8
Available at:
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/resources/standards/standards-of-proficiency-paramedics/

QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Paramedics:
4.2
Indicative Content
iii, Xii,
ILO 1, 2 & 3 & Indicative
xviii, xix
ILO 1, 2, 3 & Indicative Content
XX
ILO 2 & 4 & Indicative Content
xxiv
Available at:
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/subject-benchmark-statements/subject-benchmark-statement-paramedics.pdf?sfvrsn=7735c881_4

Intended Learning Outcomes

Describe the assessment and management of a range of life-threatening conditions applying clinical practice guidelines.: 2
Perform appropriate clinical interventions to meet patients' needs.: 3
Demonstrate the ability to provide safe, effective, and appropriate resuscitation of a simulated adult patient in accordance with evidence-based practice.: 1
Apply current health and safety regulations, including the appropriate use of universal precautions, infection prevention, and personal protective equipment (PPE).: 1,3

Study hours

Lectures - 49 hours
Practical - 50 hours
Demonstration - 10 hours
Tutorial - 1 hour
Independent Study - 190 hours to include - Guided assessment practice sessions 12 hours
Directed reading, revision and assessment preparation.


School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Practical Assessment weighted 0%
Practical Assessment - 15 minutes Duration
Students are expected to perform adult intermediate life support

2: Oral Exam weighted 100%
Oral Examination - 20 minutes
Direct Face-Face or Online oral examination - Students are expected to provide answers to 3 of 5 seen questions. Questions are provided to students in advance of the assessment date.

3: Practical Assessment weighted 0%
Practical Assessment - 15 minutes Duration
Students are required to perform a safe and effective simulated drug administration.