Explore the common illnesses and injuries affecting clients attending A&E. Learn to critically evaluate the accepted initial and definitive management of these conditions, and link them to current policy. Increase your appreciation of effective teamwork and inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Injury or illness may occur suddenly or arise as a consequence of an underlying condition. It may have life threatening implications. Patients of almost any age and with almost any problem attend emergency care services and consequently, staff working in the emergency care arena need a sound clinical knowledge base across a spectrum of conditions.
The purpose of this module is to develop and explore knowledge, skills and professional capability in managing the complex needs of the patient in the emergency care arena. Contemporary approaches to initial and definitive management of these illnesses and injuries are critically evaluated, through the use of effective teamwork and inter-disciplinary collaboration, and related to current key policy drivers in the practice situation. The course will examine delivery of ‘holistic healthcare’ in a complex system.
Patient safety is an absolute priority, and this module will explore current innovations in practice, processes and procedures which have improved the safety of emergency care patients. Content will ensure patient safety and their experience are central to emergency care decision making and clinical practise, embedding a culture of compassionate care, in line with current literature and core NHS values.
Learning and teaching strategies include lectures and skills workshops, with a significant emphasis on interactive scenario based simulation training. Opportunities to apply new knowledge and skills within the practitioner's specialty will be facilitated. Learning and teaching in clinical practice will be under the supervision of an experienced practitioner within the students own clinical area.
How you’ll learn
This course includes both theory and practice, so you’ll learn in the classroom as well as in the clinical setting. You’ll attend or participate in lectures, seminars, group work and scenarios. When in clinical practice, you’ll be supervised by an experienced practitioner from your own clinical discipline.
You’ll be assessed on the theory you’ve learned as well as your practical competence. The theory is assessed through objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), which look at the way you derive theory from evidence-based practice.
You must also be able to practice 300 hours in Emergency Care for the duration of the course.
Take this course at level 7 as one half of our PG Cert Emergency Care
Please note that all dates are currently tentative and subject to change. Teaching dates and times will be confirmed in July.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
Level 6: six months' experience in emergency care and be on a professional register.
Level 7: two years’ experience A&E care plus minimum 2:2 degree in nursing.
All applicants must be able to practice 300 hours in emergency care for the duration of the course.
Part-time postgraduate (Up to 5 years)
Part-time postgraduate (Up to 5 years)
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