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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Emergency Care
Module Code SS232
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Enda Whyte
Semester 2: Enda Whyte
Autumn: Enda Whyte
Module TeachersEnda Whyte
Siobhan O'Connor
Aoife Burke
Kate Sheridan
Sinead O'Keeffe
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
in course assessment may be repeated but only if student has satisfied attendance requirements

This module will prepare the student to manage acute injuries and illnesses. This will include surveying the scene, conducting an assessment, activating the emergency plan, implementing appropriate emergency techniques and procedures and implementing appropriate first aid techniques.

Learning Outcomes

1. LO1 Understand the pre-hospital care continuum in Ireland.
2. LO2 Demonstrate appropriate emergency care assessments
3. LO3 Demonstrate appropriate emergency care techniques for a range of illnesses and injuries in the acute setting.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture14No Description
Clinical laboratory22small-group based practice work
Independent Study89No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Short Answer Questions2 separate MCQ exams (one for CFR, one for EFR)50%n/a
Performance evaluationscenario based assessment of practical skills30%As required
AssignmentDevelop emergency action plan20%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • author, Dave Schottke: 2007, First responder, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, Mass., 0763740314
Other Resources

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Date of Last Revision08-JUN-10

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