Emergency Care PG Cert

Postgraduate (6-12 months part-time)

Chelmsford

January, May 2019, September

The January start is for the Emergency Care module and the September and May starts are for the Acute Care module.

Teaching times

Part-time, September intake

Trimester 1: Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Trimester 2: Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00

Part-time, January intake

Trimester 2: Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Trimester 3: Monday 09:00 - 16:00

Overview

This course is ideal if you’re a healthcare practitioner seeking to advance your practice and enhance your knowledge of evidence-based research.

Full description

Careers

Our course will build on the strength of your experience and expertise, as a practitioner, and will develop your skills by critically examining, recognising and tackling the commonest causes of avoidable hospital mortality and morbidity in critical care through improved patient safety and compassionate care.

Links with industry and professional recognition

By successfully completing this course you’ll be well placed to take on an advanced clinical practitioner role in an emergency care setting. Employers have directly contributed to the development of this course and the 60 credit theory/practice module requires employer mentoring ensuring that both the curriculum and you are fit for practice.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Adult Acute Care
    This module explores all aspects of adult acute care and the support required for family or carers. It builds on the concept of Quality Critical Care (2005), recognising that individuals have the right to specialist care, regardless of location or speciality. Patient safety is an absolute priority and lessons learnt from the NPSA reports (2007, 2008) and the initiative of 'Reducing Harm from Deterioration' (Patient Safety First 2008) is incorporated as an outcome measure. Maintaining adequate tissue perfusion and oxygenation is essential for life. Compromise from any cause will lead to organ dysfunction, failure or even death. Through skilled assessment and interventions, practitioners can be proactive in detecting and supporting the highly dependent and acutely ill patient. This module provides the practitioner with the knowledge necessary to care for the highly dependent and acutely ill patient and maps directly against National Institute for health & Clinical Excellence Clinical Guideline 50, Acutely ill Patients in Hospital (2007). It is also guided by the Department of Health (2009) competencies for the acutely ill adult. In this post Francis (2013) era, the focus on patient experience and the NHS Constitution (2012) are embedded in the module. National reports such as 'Time to Intervene' (National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome & Death 2012) and 'Time to Act' (Parliamentary Ombudsmen 2013) continue to record failings in the provision of acute health care provision. This module helps to address how these failings may be remedied from the perspective of the practitioners and of the organisation. Opportunities to simulate practice and identify the human factors that influence patient safety together with increasing situational awareness will assist in this goal. Learning and teaching strategies include lectures, skills workshops, and a scenario based workshops. Opportunities to apply new knowledge and skills within your specialist practice will be facilitated.
  • Emergency Care
    Injury or illness may occur suddenly or may arise as a consequence of an underlying condition. It may have life threatening implications. The purpose of this module is to consider and explore the common illnesses and injuries of clients attending the emergency department. The accepted initial and subsequent management of these illnesses and injuries are critically evaluated. The use of effective teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration are related to current key policies in the practice situation. This module is a theory/practice module in which the student will learn both in the classroom and in the practice area. Learning and teaching methods in the classroom will include a variety of methods such as lectures, seminars, group work, simulation, etc. Learning and teaching in clinical practice will be under the supervision of an experienced practitioner within your own clinical area. The module is assessed from both a theory and practice perspective.

Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change.

Assessment

There are three parts to the Adult Acute Care module: a critical analysis relating to an aspect of care in an acutely ill patient, clinical competencies to stage five (expert) and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which takes place in the skills laboratory.

Your Emergency Care module assessment is through four short OSCE scenarios which explore and analyse the assessment and management of service users across a spectrum of clinical presentations, and through a Viva Voce of one of the OSCE scenarios plus a supporting written assignment. Your practice is assessed by a practice supervisor and through the achievement of clinical competencies at expert level.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
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Fees & funding

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.

We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

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