CLINICAL LIFE SCIENCES IN PARAMEDIC PRACTICE

SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B925858
Module Leader Allison Grant
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Paramedic Science
Trimester
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Fundamentals of Human Physiology Completion of Year 1

Summary of Content

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Syllabus

-360 Basics of Pharmacology Paediatric anatomy, physiology & pathophysiology -360 Obstetric anatomy, physiology & pathophysiology -360 Mental Health: Physiology of addiction, depression etc Cardiology: ECG physiology and recognition of problems Trauma: Physiology of shock

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate knowledge of changes in anatomy, physiology and cognitive development across the lifespan2. Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiologies and management associated with specific patient groups3. Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology in the context of paramedic practice4. Demonstrate knowledge of the mechanism, injury patterns and pathophysiology associated with traumatic injuries5. Demonstrate knowledge of the emergency interventions required for patients with traumatic injuries6. Demonstrate ability to accurately interpret ECG

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module uses a blended approach of online learning and face-to-face. The flipped classroom is utilised to enable the student to explore the core material prior to face-to-face learning. This will enable students to engage in the lecture as active participants to build their knowledge base and understanding of the core material. Teaching methods will include: lectures, tutorials, group work, guided reading and online learning. Formative assessment in the form of continual practice sample exam questions will enable the student to prepare for the final examinations for the module Learning and teaching strategies will enhance student engagement, accessibility, flexibility and personalisation of the curriculum through the use of technology/digital learning where appropriate. Relevant clinical experts in the field of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology in the context of paramedic practice will be involved in the delivery of lectures and tutorials. Students will consolidate and apply the learning from this module in Clinical Practice 2 and in practice education settings.

Indicative Reading

Battista, E. (2016) Crash Course Pharmacology. 5 th Ed. Mosby Elsevier Chen, Y.K., Ng, K.P., and Mui Sim, D.S. (2015) Pharmacological Basis of Acute Care. Springer Hampton, J. (2013) The ECG made easy. 8 th ed. London: Churchill Livingstone Marieb, E. N., & Hoehn, K., (2015) Human anatomy and physiology. 10 th Global ed. San Francisco: Pearson Education Ltd Nair, M., & Peate, I. (2013) Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology: An essential guide for nursing and healthcare students. 2 nd ed. London: Wiley Blackwell Porth, C.M. (2013) Porth's Pathophysiology: concepts of altered health states. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. London Scott, W.N. (2012) Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Easy. 1 st UK edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Tortora, G. J. (2014) Principles of anatomy and physiology. 14 th ed. New York: John Wiley & sons Inc Waugh, A. (2014) Ross and Wilson: Anatomy and physiology in health and illness. 12 th ed. London, Elsevier. Woollard, M. (2010) Pre-Hospital Obstetric Emergency Training: The Practical Approach. Wiley & Blackwell

Transferrable Skills

-360 Development of independent learning in a self-directed manner Development of effective IT skills to underpin effective learning Teamworking Presentation skills Integration of theory and practice Patient safety through appropriate knowledge and understanding

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Independent Learning (FT) 132.00
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 01 2.00 100.00 40% Exam: Mixture of multiple choice and short written questions