Re trauma centres best practice for the UK?

Module Title: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PARAMEDIC PRACTICE


a? Aims:
To allow the student to apply knowledge and skills gained during their paramedic degree, to the study in depth of a contemporary issue in current practice, suggesting change.

a? Learning Outcomes: After completing the module the student should be able to:
Critically analyse contemporary literature in paramedic practice.
Critically compare an aspect of current practice with existing best practice.
Propose and analyse a strategy for possible change in practice.
Critically analyse the actual or possible implementation of the stategy, identifying strengths and weaknesses.


a? Learning Activities:
This module will involve the study and possible implementation of a strategy for change in the students area of work. It will be introduced by lectures and supported by a series of individual and group tutorials. Finally there will be a seminar presentation to the group.

a? Outline Syllabus:
Analysis of current practice, current policies, literature searches and introducing change.
Development and implementation of a plan of action.
Seminar presentation.


a? Indicative References:

DoH (2005) Taking healthcare to the patient
Northhouse p g (2004) Leadership: theory and practice 3rd Sage. London
Polit FP & Beck C T (2004) Nursing Research :principles and methods Lippincott
Paton R A et al. (2000) Change management :A guide to effective implementation Sage
Mabey C et .al. (2002) Managing change 2nd Chapman publishing


a? You must start with a title and subject matter and state clearly what is contemporary and why you have chosen the area to investigate. You must clearly identify what the change in the subject is and how you would envisage a change process being introduced. It must have a clear link with Paramedic Practice

As it is contemporary, I would expect to see reference to papers being produced by the new coalition government. There are many, many papers being produced, all having significant impact on health care delivery. Please include the document on Trauma care and Liberating the NHS.


a? Instructions from tutor:
Task One
Choose a minimum of twenty research articles related to your topic. Out of those twenty, focus on five papers and produce a review of each (5 x 250 words but not part of the overall word count).
From these reviews produce a 500 word summary to be used for the basis for the literature review.

Task Two
Design three questions related to your chosen topic that can be asked of your peers. Produce a 500 word summary of the answers you receive.

The above tasks should provide two pools of information that you can incorporate into the main body of your dissertation. The product of Task One can be referred to in your literature review, and please include narratives in your work from Task Two. The two parts can be incorporated into the main body of your work.


a? Dissertation structure (guide)
Abstract a 250 words
Introduction a 500 words
Main analysis4,750 words
Conclusion and recommendations a 500 words



GRADING CRITERIA LEVEL 3 MODULES
mark
classification Grade criteria
80% and above 1st The work exceeds the requirements of the assessment brief anda¦
a? Demonstrates originality, creativity or innovation
a? Shows exceptional skills in critical analysis
a? Exhibits thorough understanding, application and synthesis of relevant theory, research and literature in the development of a sophisticated argument
a? Identifies and explores recommendations or future research/debate.
a? The comprehensive range of relevant references demonstrates breadth and depth of investigation
a? Accurately uses the Harvard referencing style
a? Demonstrates sophisticated writing skills
70 79% 1st The work exceeds the requirements of the assessment brief anda¦
a? Shows exceptional skills in critical analysis
a? Exhibits thorough understanding, application and synthesis of relevant theory, research and literature in the development of a comprehensive argument
a? Identifies and explores recommendations or future research/debate
a? The extensive range of relevant references demonstrates breadth and depth of investigation
a? Accurately uses the Harvard referencing style
a? Demonstrates excellent writing skills
60 a 69% 2.1 The work exceeds the requirements of the assessment brief anda¦
a? Shows highly competent skills in critical analysis
a? Exhibits understanding, application and synthesis of relevant theory, research and literature in the development of a coherent argument
a? Demonstrates critical understanding of literature and research
a? Identifies and considers recommendations or future research/debate
a? The quantity and range of relevant references demonstrates breadth and depth of investigation
a? Accurately uses the Harvard referencing style
a? Demonstrates very good writing skills
50 a 59% 2.2 The work meets the requirements of the assessment brief anda¦
a? Shows competent skills in critical analysis
a? Exhibits understanding and application of relevant theory, research and literature in the development of a coherent argument
a? Arguments are presented with some evidence of wider reading
a? Identifies recommendations
a? The number and range of relevant references demonstrates breadth of investigation
a? Accurately uses the Harvard referencing style
a? Demonstrates good writing skills
40 a 49% 3rd The work meets the requirements of the assessment brief anda¦
a? Shows some skills in critical analysis
a? Exhibits understanding of relevant theory, research and literature in the development of a generally coherent argument
a? Some evidence of critical understanding of literature and relevant research
a? The quantity and range of relevant references is acceptable
a? Accurately uses the Harvard referencing style
a? Demonstrates competent writing skills
30 a 39% FAIL
COMPEN-SATABLE The work partially meets the requirements of the assessment brief, buta¦
a? Shows limited skills in critical analysis
a? Exhibits inadequate understanding of relevant theory, research and literature in the development of a coherent argument
a? The quantity and range of relevant references is inadequate
a? Accurately uses the Harvard referencing style for the most part
a? Demonstrates barely adequate writing skills
Below 30% FAIL The work does not meet the requirements of the assessment brief, buta¦
a? Shows no attempt to engage in critical analysis
a? Exhibits little or no understanding of relevant theory, research and literature in the development of a coherent argument
a? Few or no references
a? Harvard referencing is used inaccurately
a? Is very poorly written
0% FAIL Non-submission of coursework or evidence of plaigiarism


a? Some useful references for change. Please note as this is a contemporary issue the majority of references need to be dated no later than 2005
Reference List:
Ashkansay, N. M. & Tse, B. (2000) Transformational Leadership as Management on Emotion: A conceptual Review. Westpoint, Quorum Books.
Benjamin, G. & Mabey, C. (1993) Managing Change. London: PCP.
Brooke, I. & Bate, S.P. (1994) The problems of Effecting Change Within the British Civil Service: A Cultural Perspective, British Journal of Management, 5, pp. 177-190.
Brown, A. (1995) Organisational Culture. London: Pitman.
Burnes, B. (2004) Managing Change: A Strategic Approach to Organisational Dynamics. Harlow: Prentice Hall.
Burns, B. (2004) Kurt Lewin and Complexity Theories: Back to the Future, Journal of Change Management, 4, pp. 309-325.
Cummins, T.G. & Worsley, C. G. (1997) Organisational Development and Change. Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing.
Department of Health, DH (2010) Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS DH_117353

Goodstein, L. D. & Burke, W. W. (1993) Cr