Assessment and Management of Acute on Chronic Illness in Unscheduled Care

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


3 months

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 5


The assessment and management of patients with acute and acute-on-chronic illness in the primary care setting requires a symptom-based, patient safety-focused approach in order to determine the correct clinical decisions, management plans and referral pathways for patients.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is for registered Paramedics who wish to advance their practice in the assessment and management of patients with acute exacerbations of chronic conditions. On completion of this course and the ‘Assessment and Management of Minor illness and injury in Unscheduled Care’ you’ll have a good foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for working in the urgent and primary care setting. Students should note that at this time there is no national standard curricula for the role of specialist paramedic (Urgent/Primary care). Completion of these modules does not guarantee that a specific organisation will accept them as evidence of being able to meet the requirements of that organisations specialist paramedic roles.


Dates for this module will be set for 2018/9 in due course. Please register your interest and our Admissions team will send you an email alert once dates are released.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three departments:

  • Allied Health
  • Medical Science and Public Health
  • School of Medicine

Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.

We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.

Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email

Contact details

CPD Admissions
Tel: 01245 686868

Course Leader: Elliott Bird

Entry requirements

  • Maximum number of places: 5 available to self funded (15 EEAST funded)
  • Students need to be a HCPC registered paramedic
  • Commissioned students need to be made aware that placements could be anywhere in the Essex and Cambridgeshire counties
  • Non commissioned students will need to have arranged their own placements
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