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:Pharmacology C1.1.10, C1.1.11, C1.1.16 Diversity and inclusivity C1.2.1Communication and history taking C1.3.2, C1.3.3, C1.3.4 Models of patient assessment C1.3.5 Patient groups C1.3.8 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 C1.3.22Physical assessment skills C1.3.25 Legal systems and healthcare law C1.4.1, C1.4.2 Frameworks for professional practice C1.4.3, C1.4.4 Healthcare ethics C1.4.9 Health informatics C1.5.11Communication skills C1.6.1, C1.6.2Professional behaviours C1.6.4, C1.6.5, C1.6.7Personal resilience C1.6.12 Communication C1.7.11Practice-Based Education Areas C2.3.6Available at: https://collegeofparamedics.co.uk/COP/ProfessionalDevelopment/Paramedic_Curriculum_Guidance.aspxHealth 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, 3.54.1, 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, 8.99.1, 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, 14.1014.11, 14.13, 14.14, 14.15, 14.22, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6, 15.7Health 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.
Clinical Practice CompetenciesStudents 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.