This module aims to strengthen and develop competence in emergency care in order to enhance and optimise patient care. A variety of areas reflecting the diverse nature of emergency care are covered including trauma, mental health, paediatrics, minor injuries and contemporary professional issues.
The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.
Who is this module for?
Healthcare practitioners such as adult nurses, paediatric nurses and paramedics who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in care for patients in the emergency department.
Applicants will usually have completed the undergraduate acutely unwell adult module or equivalent and should normally have a minimum of one year?s experience in the emergency department.
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
- a DipHE from a UK or Republic of Ireland university or equivalent qualification from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
- successful completion of a standalone module at level M OR
- a minimum of 30 credits from standalone modules at level 6, at or above grade B (60%).
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:
Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and written assignment
Course length: 10 teaching days plus exam