MSc in Prehospital Medicine
About the course
This part-time MSc is for doctors, paramedics and nurses who wish to gain an advanced knowledge in prehospital, emergency medicine or many related subjects, and who want to make a difference within their professional area.
The application process is now open, and you can make you application by accessing the following page:
This innovative programme follows the hugely successful iBSc in Prehospital Medicine delivered at Barts and The London Faculty of Medicine, QMUL. The MSc brings together key areas of theory and practice necessary for anyone involved in the care of patients in the prehospital emergency setting. You’ll combine concepts, materials, and practice to enhance your technical and non-technical basis for praxis.
You will learn key skills with a focus across a large range of cutting-edge themes. Working with specialists as diverse as Olympians, elite coaches and Air Traffic Controllers plus experts in the field of prehospital medicine - supported by a network of medical specialists – which means you will benefit from the expertise of those who operate at a senior level both within and outside of medicine.
Modules 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 is run in a partnership between QMUL, an internationally renowned Russell Group institution, and The IoPHC at London’s Air Ambulance. LAA is a world leader in the field of prehospital medicine which has influenced education, 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.
- pplied Anatomy (including cadaveric work).
- Human Factors and Performance.
Dissertation (final year).
- Taught module assessments include exams and presentations. (Tox, Resuscitation Science, Anatomy).
- Portfolios. One each for Law & Ethics, Simulation and Human Factors.
- 10,000 word Dissertation.
Each module is focussed around in-person Teaching and Learning Pods, allowing students to form new allegiances and professionally fruitful relationships. The Pods take place in London and range from 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.
The course will also 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.
All candidates must be in clinical practice.
Doctors must have an MBBS degree and a minimum of 3 years post qualification practice-based experience.
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 post qualification practice-based experience.
Nurses and Midwives must have a first degree in Nursing or Midwifery at 2:2 or above, be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and have a minimum of 3 years post qualification practice-based experience.
Paramedics and nurses without a first degree will be considered provided there is evidence of substantial experience in the prehospital field.
Additional information available on the QMUL website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/prehospital-medicine-msc/