SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M1B924567
Module Leader Samantha Paterson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Paramedic Science
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of PSPBE1 mandatory hours

Summary of Content

Students will undertake this 5 week (200 hours) practice based education in urgent and emergency care (Ambulance) to develop skills in responding to and managing service users in immediate care settings. Skills learned within the year 1 modules will be practiced with support and supervision to enable consolidation of various clinical skills, assessment and management techniques in the practice setting. Furthermore, learning from year 1 modules will underpin the application of these skills and allow students to experience the concepts in practice.


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. Urgent and Emergency Care - 999 Response to a variety of calls as part of a conveying vehicle crew or in an individual responding unit. A blend of observation, supported practice and supervision will allow students to apply new skills within a safe practice environment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate, with assistance, the relevant and essential skills for safe paramedic practice2. Demonstrate, with assistance, clinical skills associated with SCQF level 7 education3. Demonstrate the appropriate communication and interpersonal skills for professional practice4. Reflect on own skills and development in relation to paramedic practice5. Demonstrate, with assistance, the skills required for decision making and safe practice within an emergency environment6. Demonstrate an awareness of communication and patient reporting technology, digital and health literacy associated with the delivery of person centred care

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 a mentor at all times to develop professional skills in practice. Assessment will take place in the practice environment and will be undertaken by the PEd, supported by the PEF. Students and PEd's will complete the corresponding section of the Practice Assessment Document (PAD) to demonstrate completion of the learning outcomes.

Indicative Reading

Fitness to Practice - GCU (2017) Practice Education Handbook - BSc Paramedic Science (2017) Practice Assessment Document -Year 1 - Section 4 Bickley, L. (2017) Bates' Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking. 12 th Ed. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins 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 Douglas G,(2013) : Macleod's Clinical Examination. Elsevier: Churchill Livingstone Greaves,I. & Porter, K., (2007): Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gregory, P & Mursell, I., (2010): Manual of clinical Paramedic Procedures. 1st ed.. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Gregory, P. & Ward A,. (2010): Sanders Paramedic Text Book. London: Mosby Elsevier 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 JRCALC (2016): Clinical Practice Guidelines, London: Edexcel Pilbery, R. & Lethbridge, K. (2015) Ambulance Care Essentials. Class Professional Publishing Pilbrey, R. & Lethbridge, K. (2016) Ambulance Care Practice. Class Professional Publishing

Transferrable Skills

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

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Placement 200.00

Assessment Methods

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