Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
40.000 Credits or 20.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mrs Gillian Roberts
Overall aims and purpose
This Masters level module focuses on developing knowledge and skills related to the seamless provision of emergency care practice for the nurse or other health professional in the emergency department, minor injury, pre-hospital or other care area, who is providing care to patient’s independent of direct medical supervision. The drivers for this growth area being: changes in emergency care provision, new GP contracts and the European Working Time Directive.
Limb injuries Wounds including minor burns Head and facial injuries including eye, ear, nose injuries including foreign bodies Neck & back injuries Rib injuries Insect, animal and human bites
Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Basic understanding of professional accountability issues. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.
Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria.
An excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
Appraise and critically evaluate the legal and ethical issues involved in patient management and through advanced practice.
Assess, diagnose, manage, treat or refer patients presenting with a minor injury appropriately without medical supervision.
Display a mastery of physical examination techniques and be able to critically evaluate the process used in order to make a clinical decision.
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the underlying anatomy of both normal function and common minor injuries.
Reflective account looking at a presentation in clinical practice. Students should identify an area in relation to either patient management or doumentation, reflecting on a particluar issue and providing a review of current evidence. The reflection should be accompanied by anaonymised patient documentation.
Students will be provided with a true false unseen examination with accompanying short answered questions. The True false questions will relate to anatomy and the short answered question will relate to the students understanding of patient management.
|CLINICAL PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT||Clinical Competencies||
All competencies to be successfully completed and signed off by clinical supervisor
|CLINICAL PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT||OSCE||
Upper and Lower limb examination
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures 14 x 7 hour study days
Private study, e-learning and groupwork
|Practical classes and workshops||
Clinical Competency development with clinical mentor
Seminars 30 hours
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4376.html
Innes, J, Dover,, A. Fairhurst, K. (2018) Macleod's clinical examination. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburgh. New York. Thirteenth edition.
Purcell, D (2016) Minor Injuries, a clinical guide 3e.Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburgh. New York.
Wyatt, J. Taylor, R., de Wit, K., Hotton, E. (2020) Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine. Oxford University Press. New York, Oxford. 5th
Bradley, D (2013) Managing Musculoskeletal injuries.and Conditions. John Wiley & Sons Ltd