SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B924583
Module Leader Samantha Paterson
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Paramedic Science
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Completion of Year 2

Summary of Content

Students will undertake this 5 week (200 hours) placement in an urgent and emergency care setting (Ambulance) to develop skills in responding to and managing service users requiring immediate care. Skills acquired throughout the 3 years will be practised with limited direct support and supervision to enable consolidation of these clinical skills, assessment and management techniques. In this practice setting the students will be assisted in the transition to registration and independent professional practice. The majority of time in practice will be working with paramedics responding to 999 emergency and urgent calls. To guide students in their potential future education and career opportunities, time will be spent in ambulance control centres and NHS24 observing call triage, dispatch and use of clinical advisors and nursing staff for telehealth consultation and professional advice. They will also observe critical care practice in attending emergency calls with critical care response teams.


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. Urgent and Emergency Care - 999 Response to a variety of calls as part of a conveying vehicle crew or in an individual responding unit. Supported practice to enable transition to registration Non-patient facing clinical experience - NHS24, 999 call centre. Critical Care Area - Emergency Medical Retrieval Service, Medic 1, Tayside Trauma Team

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Apply, independently with minimal supervision, the relevant and essential skills for safe paramedic practice2. Apply, independently with minimal supervision, clinical skills associated with paramedic scope of evidence based practice3. Reflect on own skills and development in relation to transition to registration in paramedic practice4. Critically reflect on professional development and future practice as a registered paramedic5. Apply, independently with minimal supervision, the skills required for decision making and safe practice within an emergency environment6. Critically examine alternative professional career pathways Critically review and use appropriate interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate safe and effective person centred care 7. Apply a range of communication methods to monitor, document and assess the treatment, management and referral of patients within the legal constructs of paramedic practice

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-1 Students -1 will be -1 supported in their transition 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 3: Section 6 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 Remove Caroline Collen, A. (2017) Decision Making in Paramedic Practice Cottrell, S. (2010) Skills for success: The personal development planning handbook. Palgrave MacMillan Douglas G,(2013) : Macleod's Clinical Examination. Elsevier: Churchill Livingstone 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 Gregory, P. & Ward A,. (2010): Sanders Paramedic Text Book. London: Mosby Elsevier 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 Pilbery, R. & Lethbridge, K. (2016) Ambulance Care Practice. Class Professional Publishing

Transferrable Skills

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

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Placement 200.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Submission of PAD n/a 100.00 40% Submission of completed Practice Assessment Document (PAD) with 200 hours of practice recorded