PARAMEDIC SCIENCE: MINOR INJURIES

SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B924578
Module Leader Samantha Paterson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Paramedic Science
Trimester
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of Year 2

Summary of Content

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Syllabus

b7 History taking/clinical consultation b7 Musculoskeletal system structures and examination b7 Clinical assessment and management of: -180 o Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder -180 o Foot, ankle and knee o Hip and upper leg o Minor head and facial injuries o Minor wounds and burns o Eyes b7 Wound assessment and cleaning b7 Introduction to local anaesthetic and basic wound closure techniques b7 Introduction to X-ray requesting and interpretation b7 Recording clinical information, referral and safety netting b7 Professional, legal and ethical issues

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate specialist knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology that underpins the management of minor injuries.2. Analyse and apply evidence based approaches to history taking, assessment and examination of patients with minor injuries.3. Identify and analyse the significance and implications of a range of common and abnormal clinical findings4. Critically appraise and apply a range of protocols, clinical treatment and management strategies to safely and effectively manage patents with minor injuries.5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the planning, processes, clinical challenges and limitations relating to the safe discharge or referral of patients within urgent and emergency care.6. Appraise legal, ethical, diversity and vulnerability issues relating to the safe management of minor injuries.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Tutor centred keynote lectures and tutorials in GCU facilitated by specialists in minor injury management will introduce the student to the concepts of minor injury management principles for each part of the syllabus. Lecture material and resources will be posted on GCU learn. Practical sessions facilitated by tutors and field specialists will ensure that theory and practice are embedded in the learning process. These practical sessions will ensure opportunity for practice of assessment techniques prior to attendance in practice placement. The theoretical component of the module will be delivered using a front loaded model allowing students to complete a minimum of 400 hours in practice based education in the remaining time. Practice Based Education 8: Minor Injury & Ambulance is split into two parts. 250 hours is to be completed in a minor injury environment and 150 hours within the ambulance environment. Supervision of practice based education is through a Practice Educator (PED's) or other appropriately registered healthcare practitioner with training in practice education. They will be supported by a Practice Education Facilitator (PEF).

Indicative Reading

Practice Education Handbook - BSc Paramedic Science (2017) Fitness to Practice - GCU (2017) Practice Assessment Document (PAD) - Year 3: Sections 4 & 5 Douglas, G. (Ed.) (2013), MacLeod's Clinical Examination, 13th edn, Churchill Livingstone, UK. Health Care Professions Council (2014) Standards of Proficiency: Paramedics. HCPC Health Care Professions Council (2016) Guidance on conduct and ethics for students. HCPC Moore, K. L., Agur, A. M. R., Dalley, A. F., (2014), Essential Clinical Anatomy, 5th edn. Wolters Kluwer, Baltimore. Purcell, D. (2017), Minor Injuries: A Clinical Guide, 2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone, UK. Tortora, G. J., & Derrickson, B. (2014), Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th edn. Wiley, London. Wyatt, J. P., Illingworth, R. N., Graham, C. A., Hogg, K., Robertson, C., Clancy, M. (2012), Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine, 4th edn. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Transferrable Skills

Communication Decision making IT Skills Independent study

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 21.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Independent Learning (FT) 18.00
Practicals (FT) 21.00
Placement 400.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 0.50 0.00 35% OSCEAll elements must be passed to complete the moduleException Case Number: 164
Coursework 2 400.00 0.00 35% Submission of completed Practice Assessment Document (PAD) with 400 hours of practice recordedAll elements must be passed to complete the moduleException Case Number: 164
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 40% 2000 word clinical case studyAll elements must be passed to complete the moduleException Case Number: 164