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Course summary

This course is designed for health professionals working in an emergency care setting. It provides academic accreditation to the specialist knowledge and skills required to work in the field of emergency care. The course aims to encourage clinical and professional development, leadership skills and career progression in emergency care.

  • The course content is informed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) National Curriculum and Framework for Emergency Nursing. It provides a foundation for caring for people throughout the life span and with conditions specific to all body systems.
  • Elements unique to emergency care will be covered including major incident management, emergency care of children and younger people and minor injury management as well as emergency mental health care. In addition, the course will include initial assessment and treatment of acutely ill adults.
  • Specific cross-cutting themes such as medicines management and safeguarding concerns will be integrated throughout the course elements.
  • You will have opportunity to study with colleagues from other disciplines and specialties and engage in simulation-based learning activities to develop team work and critical understanding.
Professional links and accreditation: The structure of this course is guided by: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - https://www.nmc.org.uk/

Modules

Core modules Emergency Care of Special Circumstances and Vulnerable Groups Assessment, Care and Management of the Acutely Ill Individual

Assessment method

Assessment involves a variety of methods including essays, individual presentations and practice-based portfolios of evidence. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria relevant to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

Have an honours degree at 2:2 or above or can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. We will consider other qualifications and experience on an individual case basis. You must be a health or social care practitioner, registered with a professional body such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Currently working in an emergency care setting and have at least 12 months post-registration employment.


English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The part-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate students on this course will be £660 (Band 2) per 15 credit module and £1,320 (Band 2) per 30 credit module. Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance page (https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/). If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/). Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Emergency Care at University of Huddersfield - UCAS