SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B926427
Module Leader Julie Clayton
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Paramedic Science
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module will introduce learners to the core principles that underpin paramedic practice. Through exploration of the concepts of values and culture, the learners will be encouraged to reflect on how their role and identity aligns with professional practice in modern health and social care communities. Through a variety of teaching and learning strategies, learners will also explore the principles of ethics and holistic person-centred care, whilst acknowledging the legal frameworks that shape their profession. Introduction to the concept of professional development, through the development of self-awareness, reflection and professionalism, will create the foundation for entry to the professional register with the Health and Care Professions Council. This will be complemented by an observational practice-based experience in a care environment which will encourage them to recognise and gain real-world experience of these core principles.


-360b7 Professionalism, regulation and practice b7 Principles of person-centred care including awareness of healthcare in a range of cultural contexts b7 Strategies to promote self-care, personal awareness of emotional intelligence and assertiveness b7 Introduction to Reflective Practice b7 Ethics in Healthcare and how to be an ethical practitioner b7 Introduction to law: Consent and capacity inc. vulnerable adults and child protection, confidentiality (data protection), record keeping, Duty of care and duty of candour b7 Introduction to Dementia Care (mental health) b7 Introduction to Mental Health including law & ethics in mental health care and assessment, management, communication b7 Introduction to Non-Technical Skills and Human Factors - Development of non-technical skills: communication, receiving feedback, listening, planning personal development from reflection b7 Introduction to end of life care, DNACPR and advanced directives b7 Introduction to continuing professional development b7 Introduction to academic writing, referencing, reflective writing and Evidence Based Practice b7 Practice Based Education: Care Home Environment

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:1. Recognise the core principles in practice through reflection of a practice-based experience CW012. Discuss the key legal and ethical principles that underpin professional paramedic practice CW013. Reflect on the non-technical skills required for inclusive person-centred care CW014. Discuss the influence of professionalism, values and culture on delivering person-centred care CW01

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module uses a blended approach of online learning and face-to-face. The module is delivered across 2 trimesters and utilises a mixture of lectures, tutorials and workshops to introduce students to the key learning. During the latter part of the module, the flipped classroom is utilised to enable the student to explore the core material prior to face-to-face learning. This helps to embed an understanding of how values, ethics and law influence professional development an identity in more student centred way. Teaching methods will include: tutorials, group work, reflective exercises, guided reading and online learning. Learning and teaching strategies will enhance student engagement, accessibility, flexibility and personalisation of the curriculum through the use of technology/digital learning where appropriate. Lecturers, service partners, users, carers and students will contribute to the authenticity of the teaching and learning experience. Clinical leaders and experts in the subject matter will assist in delivering teaching and student support. Practice Based Education in the care home environment will see students learning from and with a variety of other healthcare disciplines including nursing students, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nutrition students attend these placement areas at the same time. Care Assistants, elderly care nurses and specialist, GPs on care home visits, physiotherapists

Indicative Reading

BLABER, A. 2019 Foundations of Paramedic Practice: A Theoretical Perspective. Berkshire: McGraw Hill BLABER, A., 2015 The Student Paramedic Survival Guide: Your Journey from Student to Paramedic . Berkshire, England: Open Univ Press EATON, G. 2019 Law and Ethics for Paramedics: An essential guide. Bridgewater: Class Professional Publishing NIXON, V. 2013 Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL 2016 Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. London: HCPC HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL 2014 Standards of Proficiency: Paramedics. London: HCPC HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL 2017 Standards of Education and Training. London: HCPC HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL 2017 Continuing Professional Development and Your Registration. London: HCPC WILLIS, S., AND DALRYMPLE, R. 2015 Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice: A systems approach. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell FLIN, R., O'CONNOR, P., CRICHTON, M. 2013 Safety At The Sharp End: A guide to non-technical skills. Surrey: Ashgate LOVEGROVE, M., AND DAVIS, J., 2013. Paramedic Evidence Based Education Project (PEEP) End of Study Report. Allied Health Solutions and Buckinghamshire New University. MAKELY, S., AUSTIN, V.J., AND KESTER, Q. 2017 Professionalism in Health Care?: a Primer for Career Success . 5th edition. Boston: Pearson. NHS SCOTLAND, 2013. Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision. The Scottish Government: Edinburgh. PILBERY, R., AND LETHBRIDGE, K. 2016 Ambulance Care Practice. Bridgewater: Class Professional Publishing,

Transferrable Skills

-360 Generic Skills Communication Team work Self-awareness and emotional intelligence Self-directed working Person-centred care Employability Skills Interprofessional Working Personal Development Planning Reflection on practice Digital Capabilities: b7 Information and data literacy b7 Media Literacy b7 Digital Communication Common Good Attributes: b7 Active Global Citizenship: Viewing differing cultures b7 Responsible Leadership: Empathy, resilience and professionalism b7 Confidence: Respecting others and own rights

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment 20.00
Lectures 48.00
Tutorials 24.00
Independent Learning 76.00
Placement 32.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Reflective Case Study n/a 100.00 40% Reflective Case Study