SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M1B924562
Module Leader Samantha Paterson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Paramedic Science
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

Students will undertake this 5 week (200 hours) practice based education in a setting which will enable and promote the development of fundamental skills in patient care and communication. Learning will also be underpinned through interaction with other healthcare professionals to ensure a person-centred approach to care. Skills and learning from the year one modules should be applied and the students will be under the supervision of a mentor. A range of primary and secondary healthcare setting such as acute areas, community and nursing homes will provide placement learning opportunities. Students will also spend some of this time working with the ambulance service in the non-emergency patient transport service.


Health Care Professions Council (2014) Standards of education and training require practice placement to be an integral part of the curriculum. The College of Paramedics: Undergraduate Curriculum Guidance (2015) outlines practice based education areas to be incorporated into curriculum to provide a holistic and varied experience for students. Fundamental care - Person-centred, communication, interpersonal skills, essential management of patients in a non-emergency setting.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate a person-centred approach to holistic patient care, with assistance2. Demonstrate awareness, with support, of the underpinning professional values that promote safe and effective practice 3. Demonstrate appropriate communication and interpersonal skills for their stage of development as a professional 4. Reflect on own skills in relation to their development as a healthcare professional

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students will be supported and supervised by a Practice Educator (PEd). PEd's will be supported by the Practice education facilitator. They will work with the PEd to develop professional skills in practice. Assessment will take place in the practice environment and will be undertaken by the PEd. Students and PEd's will complete the corresponding section of the Practice Assessment Document (PAD) to demonstrate completion of the learning outcomes.

Indicative Reading

Practice Education Handbook - BSc Paramedic Science (2017) Fitness to Practice - GCU (2017) Practice Assessment Document - Year 1 - Section 3 Blaber A (2012) Foundations of Paramedic Practice: A Theoretical Perspective,. Berkshire: McGraw Hill Cottrell, S. (2010) Skills for success: The personal development planning handbook. Palgrave MacMillan Department of Health (2003) NHS Code of Practice, Confidentiality. London: DOH Duncan, P. (2010) Values, Ethics and Health Care. Sage Publications Ltd, London. Health Care Professions Council (2014) Standards of Proficiency: Paramedics. HCPC Health Care Professions Council (2016) Guidance on conduct and ethics for students. HCPC Jasper, M. (2013) Beginning reflective practice. Nelson Thomas McCormack, B. & McCance, T. (2016) Person-centred nursing. Theory and practice, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. Pilbery, R. & Lethbridge, K. (2015) Ambulance Care Essentials. Class Professional Publishing

Transferrable Skills

-360 Communication (verbal and non-verbal Understanding of holistic person-centred care -360 Fundamental clinical skills and assessment Reflection Risk assessment

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Placement 200.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 40% Submission of completed Practice Assessment Document (PAD) with 200 hours practice recorded.