PAR-10007 - Applied Paramedic Practice & Simulation 1
Coordinator: Kevin Armstrong Room: N/A
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 480
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

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 4. The module will give students an insight into the scope paramedic practice and those of other clinical practitioners. 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 into practice through reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action. This is a 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 the basic skills 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 basic clinical skills and assessments and begin to demonstrate clinical decision making in providing care to a range of patient groups and service users experiencing illness and injury.
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:
C1.1.10, C1.1.11, C1.1.16
Diversity and inclusivity
Communication and history taking
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
Available at:
Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency:
1.1, 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, 5.1, 5.2, 6, 7.1, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9
9.1, 9.3, 9.5, 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 13.7, 13.8, 13.10, 14.2, 14.3, 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 1 Practice Assessment Document.: 1
Perform evidence-based assessment, management and care for a range of service users in the 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 480 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 - 480

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 the Emergency and Urgent out-of-hospital setting.