SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2B924565
Module Leader Samantha Paterson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Paramedic Science
  • B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of Year 1

Summary of Content

Students-1 will -1 undertake this-1 5 -1 week (200-1 hours) -1 practice based education -1 in clinical-1 settings -1 associated -1 with children-1 and families -1 within the -1 paramedic -1 practice context. Knowledge-1 and skills-1 learned -1 within the -1 Clinical Practice-1 2 modules -1 will -1 be -1 practised -1 with support -1 and supervision-1 to -1 enable consolidation -1 of these-1 clinical-1 skills -1 in the-1 practice setting. -1 Learning from-1 clinical life sciences in paramedic practice -1 will -1 underpin -1 practice. Although the-1 majority-1 of this time-1 may -1 be -1 in -1 an 'in-1 inpatient' facility, students -1 will -1 be -1 encouraged to -1 participate -1 and -1 engage -1 with community-1 teams-1 attached to their-1 placement -1 area.


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. -217 Children and families - These areas will enable learners to develop their assessment, referral, treatment and management of children presenting with acute and chronic illness. Placement in the obstetric setting will provide students with exposure to the process of childbirth, pre & post-partum care of women and immediate care of the newborn.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate, with minimal supervision, the relevant and essential skills for safe paramedic practice in care of children and families2. Demonstrate, with support and supervision, clinical skills associated with SCQF level 8 education in the care of children and families3. Display the appropriate communication and interpersonal skills for professional practice in the care of children and families4. Reflect on own skills and development in relation to paramedic practice in the care of children and families5. Demonstrate, with support, the skills required for decision making and safe practice within acute and non-acute paediatric and obstetric care environments

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-1 Students -1 will be -1 supported and -1 supervised by a Practice Educator (PEd).-1 PEd's will be -1 supported by -1 the -1 Practice E-1 ducation -1 Facilitator (PEF) -1 who is a -1 clinical -1 expert in -1 the -1 relevant -1 field of practice. They -1 will -1 work -1 with -1 the PEd-1 to develop-1 professional-1 skills in practice. Assessment-2 -1 will -1 take place-1 in -1 the practice-1 environment and -1 will be undertaken by -1 the Practice Educator.-1 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 (PAD) - Year 2 - Section 4 Adam,S. Odell,M. and Welch,J. (2010) Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient. W.Sussex: John Wiley and Blackwell 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 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. (2003) Beginning reflective practice. Nelson Thomas JRCALC (2016): Clinical Practice Guidelines, London: Edexcel 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 Pilbery, R. & Lethbridge, K. (2016) Ambulance Care Practice. Class Professional Publishing Woollard,M. Simpson,H.Hinshaw,K. and Wieteska,S. (2010) Pre- Hospital Obstetric Emergency Treatment: A practice approach. London; Blackwell

Transferrable Skills

-360b7 Communication (verbal and non-verbal) -360b7 Understanding of holistic person-centred care b7 Clinical skills, assessment and management b7 Reflection b7 Risk assessment

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Placement 200.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
PAD 200.00 100.00 40% Submission of completed Assessment Document (PAD) with 200 hours of practice recorded.