Paramedicine BSc (Hons) modules

Year 1

  • Foundations of Ambulance Practice: considers the practicalities of paramedicine and key concepts to be able to participate in supervised unscheduled emergency care situations. The module will prepare students to be able to undertake ambulance based placements and gain the skills to safely work within this supervised environment

  • Assessment and Consultation Skills: provides the skills and understanding to assess a patient who could present in the out-of-hospital and unscheduled care environment. This will include the use of comprehensive history taking, use of physiological observations and physical assessment skills. You will also be introduced to ECG interpretation

  • Foundations of Pathophysiology: provides a framework of the core body systems and surface anatomy which are assessed by paramedics. It explores common related pathophysiology of each of the body systems. The module also aims to relate anatomy and pathophysiology to commonly encountered unscheduled care presentation that may be encountered by the paramedic

  • Accountable, Legal and Ethical Care: develops your ability to analyse and evaluate clinical situations common to out-of-hospital and paramedic care. The module will introduce fundamental research concepts and use a team-based learning approach to evaluate cases and challenges presented

  • Simulated Emergency Care 1: this module will allow you to apply knowledge and skills learnt within their first year modules through simulation. This will put ‘all the pieces together’ and allow you to review and learning as you undertake patient scenarios

  • Applied Emergency Care 1: this module will allow you to apply knowledge and skills learnt within their first year modules to real 999 emergency patients under the guidance of an experienced Practice Educator (PEd). You will get real time feedback and gain exposure to the clinical environment of the paramedic

 

Year 2

  • Paediatrics and Child Health: develops your awareness of the special patient groups at the extreme of young age. This will include obstetric care, care of the new-born, transitional care and the care of children and infants. It will allow you to analyse clinical decisions made about the paediatric and child health population, contextualised to out-of-hospital emergency care

  • Social and Psychological Emergency Care: develops your awareness of specialist patient groups including those with vulnerability. Mental health, social and issues with wellbeing underpin significant amounts of emergency care presentations and make up a fundamental aspect of paramedic care. The module will give holistic consideration to adapting patient assessment and management given individual circumstances

  • Research in Paramedicine: this module is a problem based learning approach looking at clinical situations and being able to relate evidence based medicine to justify clinical care and interventions

  • Trauma and Resuscitative Care: considers critical care situations and enhances your ability as resuscitationist. The module will also focus on specialist circumstances including hazardous response and major incident situations. You will study the evidence behind resuscitation and critical care and analyse your decisions through simulation and classroom based activity

  • Simulated Emergency Care 2: this module will allow you to apply knowledge and skills learnt within their second year modules through simulation. This will put ‘all the pieces together’ and allow you to review and learning as you undertake patient scenarios

  • Applied Emergency Care 2: this module will allow you to apply knowledge and skills learnt within their second year modules to real 999 emergency patients under the guidance of an experienced Practice Educator (PEd). You will get real time feedback and gain exposure to the clinical environment of the paramedic

 

Year 3

  • Urgent and Primary Care: develops the student’s awareness of non-emergency unscheduled care presentations and works to extend the contemporary scope of paramedic practice. The module will also work to enhance patient assessment skills and help students to critically evaluate patient care presentations and care plan accordingly

  • Applied Clinical Pharmacology: builds your awareness of medicines and their use. The module will explore safe administration, considerations for indications, contraindication, cautions and side effects, which are all part of analysing patient presentations

  • Paramedic Leadership and Legal Practice: is designed to help you to become critical in your approach to clinical practice, to help implement leadership strategies within clinical care and to help you use research to improve your approach to patient care

  • Improving Paramedicine: builds on the work of the Research in Paramedicine module and enables you to establish, with reference to a chosen significant and complex area of enquiry, an appropriate service improvement project. This project can be built out of an optional elective phase within year three

  • Applied Emergency Care 3: this module allows you to apply and analyse the knowledge and skills learnt within your first, second and third year modules. This placement-based module is delivered under the supervision of a paramedic educator (PEd) or other healthcare professional in non-ambulance settings. The module also allows for a two week elective element to the students placement experience. It is designed to allow students to facilitate competency sign off of all and final elements of paramedicine required for registration as a paramedic

 

 
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