The aim of this module is to develop knowledge of the principles underlying the care of patients presenting with minor illness or injury.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
This module is a core component of the DipHE Paramedic Science programme.
The indicative module content for HPHG5024 includes: Frameworks for assessment within clinical guidelines and healthcare policy; The nature of minor illness/injury; Assessment and treatment of: minor head injury, neck injury, eye emergencies, ear, nose and throat conditions, fractures, sprains and strains, wounds and skin conditions; Dealing with violence and aggression; Legal, ethical and policy factors influencing first contact and emergency care; Paediatric, older person and mental health disorder considerations.
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of the pathophysiology of minor illness/injury to the evidence-based management of the patient
- Reflect on the skills of assessment and triage in relation to patients who present with minor illness/injury, acknowledging the bio-psycho-social needs of the patient and their family
- Appraise the different needs of specific patient groups, including children, older people and people with a mental health disorder who present with minor illness/injury
- Examine the relevant evidence, clinical guidelines and healthcare policy which relate to therapeutic interventions used to treat patients with minor illness/injury
Indicative core bibliography
- Dolan B & Holt L (2007) Accident & emergency: theory into practice. London: Bailliere Tindall
- Evans C & Tippins E (2007) The foundations of emergency care. Buckingham: Open University Press
- Johnson E & Johnson G (2006) The minor illness manual. Oxford: Radcliffe
- Jones G, Endacott R & Crouch R (2007) Emergency nursing care: principles & practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Purcell D (2010) Minor injuries. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
Only qualified health care professionals will be eligible to study this module.
To be eligible to study this module, students must demonstrate the ability to study at this level and commit to attempting the assessment.
When taken as part of a specific named award, the module content and assessment must be focussed towards the subject of that award.
Students must participate in the formative components of the module in order to successfully pass the module. All individual elements of the summative assessment must be passed in order to pass the module.
If students have studied the equivalent module at Level 6 (HPHG6024) then they cannot study this Level 5 version.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date. You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study; alternatively you can opt to attend one of the induction days which take place at our Lancaster or Carlisle campuses.
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