MSc in Prehospital Medicine
About the course
About the Course
This part-time MSc is for doctors, paramedics and nurses who wish to gain an advanced knowledge in pre-hospital medicine and who want to make a difference within their healthcare professions.
The application process is now open and you can make you application by accessing the following page:
Prehospital medicine is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the treatment of injury and illness outside hospital, and in particular, working to manage the time-critical reversible aspects of physiological processes activated when the human body suffers significant clinical insult.
This brand new, innovative programme follows the hugely successful iBSc in Prehospital Medicine delivered at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, an internationally renowned institution. The MSc brings together key areas of theory and practice necessary for advanced practitioners. You’ll combine concepts, materials and practice to form the technical and non-technical basis for praxis.
You’ll learn key skills and specific practitioner attributes including, high quality interprofessional working, incident and scene management and human factors. Modules are synergistic and together form a basis for an exciting masters programme. For example, a focus on human factors, simulation and performance is joined with modules exploring cutting-edge science, so that you receive a holistic and realistic medical education. Each module includes taught materials from experts in subject areas, which is enhanced by bridging assignments that bind concepts and ideas.
Ultimately the degree is relevant for those who are passionate about caring for patients in this acute phase of care whether or not you regularly practice in this field. We welcome applications from a range of specialty backgrounds.
The programme will be run in partnership with the Institute of Prehospital Care (IoPHC) at London’s Air Ambulance, a world leader in the field of pre-hospital medicine. Through its research, innovation and education activities, the Institute has influenced clinical guidelines, governance standards, and the practice of air ambulances in the UK, Europe and Australia.
Six compulsory modules:
- Applied Toxicology (recreational drugs and chemical agent toxicology)
- Applied Resuscitation Science
- Applied Law & Ethics
- Applied Anatomy (including cadaveric work)
- Human Factors and Performance
Compulsory 10,000-word dissertation
- Taught module assessment includes exams, written essays, group projects, research proposals and presentations
- Three portfolios in Law and Ethics, Simulation and Human Factors
- Your research will be assessed through a 10,000-word dissertation and oral presentation
The course will utilise Queen Mary’s virtual learning environment, QMPlus. This enables lecture notes and handout material to be available electronically, with potential for discussion and question boards.
We will be running teaching hubs for each of the modules, which are between three to five days in duration.
The direction of individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions attended - along with the overview offered by the reading lists and also the assignments and tutorials. You will take an active role in your own learning, by reading widely, reflecting on and developing, and expanding, your knowledge, understanding and critical abilities.
You will gain new technical skills and a depth of knowledge relevant to your topic. You may also have the opportunity to develop research and transferable skills, such as data analysis, presentation skills, and medical writing.
Doctors must have an MBBS degree and a minimum of 3 years experience post-registration.
Paramedics must have a first degree in Paramedic Practice at 2:2 or above, be registered with the Health Professions Council and have a minimum of 3 years experience.
Nurses must have a first degree in Nursing at 2:2 or above, be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and practicing for a minimum of 3 years.
Paramedics and nurses without a first degree will be considered under exceptional circumstances provided there is evidence of substantial experience in the prehospital field.
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