MSc Prehospital Medicine

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About the course

Duration: 3 years part-time
Join our part-time MSc in Prehospital Medicine if you want to make a difference within your profession as a paramedic, nurse, or doctor. Focussing on both the tried and tested and the novel, this popular course combines concepts and materials to form the technical and non-technical basis for praxis.
Study this programme and you will:
  • Learn from and work closely with London Air Ambulance and the Institute of Prehospital Care - world leaders in the field of prehospital medicine.
  • Study part-time alongside professional commitments.
  • Apply what you've learned directly to professional work.
  • Attend face-to-face learning with an expert faculty, working closely together with other students from a diverse set of professional backgrounds.
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 innovative programme follows the hugely successful iBSc in Prehospital Medicine delivered at Queen Mary University of London's Faculty 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. 
The programme is 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.
  • 6 compulsory taught modules with face-to-face learning pods, held in London, for each module:
  • Applied Anatomy for Prehospital Medicine
  • Applied Resuscitation Science for Prehospital Medicine
  • Applied Toxicology for Prehospital Medicine
  • Human Factors for Prehospital Medicine
  • Law and Ethics for Prehospital Medicine
  • Simulation and Moulage for Prehospital Medicine
  • Compulsory 10,000-word dissertation on an element of prehospital medicine
Career paths
This MSc is for doctors, nurses and paramedics who wish to gain an advanced knowledge in prehospital medicine. It is designed for current or prospective prehospital clinicians who want to develop their practice beyond the guidelines and protocols and position themselves as future leaders in the field.
Entry requirements
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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