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Emergency practice | HP6007Y | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 30 | 2019/20
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Emergency practice | HP6007Y | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 30 | 2019/20
27/04/2020 | Full
27/04/2020, 05/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020, 01/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020, 06/07/2020
** Applications will ordinarily close 21 days before start date of a course.


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:

  • Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration.
  • Hold an Honours degree 2(ii) or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. An Honours degree equivalent to a 2(ii) or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).
  • Normally have a minimum of one year's post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific practice related requirements and additional entry criteria will apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines.

Non-standard applicants

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.

International applicants
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:

  • a minimum of two years full-time experience (or the equivalent in part-time hours) in health or social care employment
  • be employed in a senior role
  • demonstrate they are working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the specialist compulsory module outcomes relating to the Advanced Practice competencies (Great Britain, Department of Health, 2010).

Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and written assignment

Learning Outcomes
  1. Enhance knowledge and skills specific to emergency practice for a range of client groups in order to deliver appropriate high quality emergency care.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills between patients, relatives, visitors and the wider interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Appraise own experience of emergency care, drawing comparisons with current policy, national guidelines and evidence-base.
  4. Critically review the roles and responsibilities of the nurse / practitioner when caring for patients in the emergency department.
  5. Demonstrate application of theoretical expertise and practical skill in the management of patients in the emergency departments.
  6. Critically explore factors which influence provision of care by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams in the emergency department.
  7. Critically analyse and evaluate current research in order to promote evidence-based clinical interventions and management for patients in the emergency department.


Course length: 10 teaching days plus exam


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Name: Claire Chinnock

Self Funding: £1690.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

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