MSc Emergency Medicine

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About the course

About this course:
Our Emergency Medicine programme offers professional development and an academic qualification for nurses and physicians in emergency contexts. Three distinct study routes are available and all have been designed entirely by physicians and nurses experienced in emergency care. Teaching is online and based around a virtual hospital with problem-based learning and online discussions with colleagues and fellow students. 
Course information:
The course is made up of two phases. Phase One provides a range of core and elective units from which students can select their personalised route. Phase Two consists of a substantial practitioner project in a chosen field of Emergency Medicine.
The units are offered on a rolling programme and will depend on the route you wish to follow with elective units chosen build on this to explore particular interests. Students are able to choose to study to Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level or to continue their studies to achieve a Masters level qualification
Year 1
Core and optional units:
Acute Medical Emergencies 
Paediatric Emergencies
Surgical Emergencies 
Psychosocial Emergencies
Trauma Emergencies 
Evidence-based Emergency Practice
Study Design and Execution in Emergency Medicine
Human Resource Management in the Emergency Department
Legal Aspects of Emergency Medicine 
Managing the Emergency Department 
Emergency Life Support
Major Incident Management Emergency Nursing
Emergency Nursing units:
Minor Illness Management 
Minor Injury Management
Leadership in Urgent Care 
Paediatric Emergency Medicine units:
Further Management of Paediatric Medical Emergencies
Further Management of Paediatric Surgical and Psychosocial Emergencies
Who should apply:
To be considered for entry onto the programme, candidates must currently be working as either a registered medical practitioner or a registered nurse in an area of urgent or emergency care and may have an interview (usually by telephone or Skype).
How to apply:
Download our course application form. There are instructions on what to do next and who to send the form to in the Word document.
Start date: September 2017
Venue: Online
Contact email: Professor Janet Marsden - email:

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