SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2B924566
Module Leader Julie Clayton
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

-58 Students-12 -1 will-11 -1 undertake-11 this-12 5-11 -1 week-11 (200-11 -1 hours)-12 practice based education-11 -1 within-11 a-11 mental-12 -1 health-11 care-11 setting.-11 Skills-12 -1 learned -1 within-12 the-11 -1 Clinical-12 Practice-11 2-12 modules-11 -1 will-11 -1 be-12 -1 practiced-11 -1 with-12 support-11 -1 and-11 supervision-12 to-11 -1 enable-12 consolidation-11 -1 of these-11 clinical-9 skills-10 -1 in-9 the-10 -1 practice-9 setting.-10 Although-9 the-10 majority-9 -1 of-10 this-9 time-9 may-10 -1 be-9 -1 in-10 -1 an-9 'in-10 -1 inpatient'-9 facility, students-13 -1 will-13 -1 be-12 -1 encouraged-13 to-12 -1 participate-13 -1 and-12 -1 engage-13 -1 with-12 community-13 teams-13 -1 attached-13 to-12 their-14 -1 placement 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 (2017) outlines practice based education areas to be incorporated into curriculum to provide a holistic and varied experience for students. Mental Health care - Crisis team/street triage/drug & alcohol services/admissions - enable learners to develop their assessment, management and referral skills of service users presenting with acute/chronic mental illness.

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 within mental health care 2. Demonstrate, with minimal supervision, clinical skills associated with SCQF level 8 education, within mental health care3. Display the appropriate communication and interpersonal skills for professional practice within mental health care4. Reflect on own skills and development in relation to paramedic practice within mental health care5. Demonstrate, with minimal supervision, the skills required for decision making and safe practice within mental health 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 5 Remove Adam, Bickley and Douglas 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 Duncan, P. (2010) Values, Ethics and Health Care. Sage Publications Ltd, London. Greaves,I. & Porter, K., (2007): Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 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 McCormack, B. & McCance, T. (2016) Person-centred nursing. Theory and practice, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester. Pilbery, R. & Lethbridge, K. (2016) Ambulance Care Practice

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 n/a 100.00 40% Submission of completed Practice Assessment (PAD) with 360 hours of practice recorded.