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Emergency practice

This module will strengthen and develop the students’ 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.

This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the specialist knowledge, skills and approaches required to work collaboratively with a range of client groups in order to deliver optimal emergency care.
  2. Able to confidently, effectively and proactively communicate complex and sensitive information with patients, relatives and wider interprofessional teams.
  3. Critically reflect on own experience of emergency care, drawing comparisons between organisational policy and practice, national guidelines and the wider evidence-base.
  4. Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical proficiency in the delivery of care to a range of individuals in the context of a multifaceted and unpredictable emergency care environment.
  5. Articulate a deep understanding of the complex interplay of ethical, legal and professional perspectives which influence provision of care in the emergency department, recognising the implications of these for service delivery.
  6. Critically appraise the evidence-base for interventions and management of patients in the emergency department.
  7. Concisely and systematically consider ways to further develop effective, integrated and high quality care for emergency department patients.

Who is the 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 either the Acutely unwell adult (level 6) or the Acutely unwell adult (level 7) module or equivalent and should normally have a minimum of one year’s experience in the emergency department

Module code: HP7035Y

Entry criteria:

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).

 

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 7. This course is also available as an undergraduate level 6 award.

Assessment: Objective structured clinical examination and written assignment

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 teaching days

Module dates:*
(9am – 4.30pm)

  • 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June, 6 (OSCE) July 2017 NOW FULL
  • 8, 15, 22, 29 January, 5, 12, 19, 26 February, 5, 12 March, OSCE – 19 March 2018
  • 23, 30 April, 8, 14, 21, 29 May, 4, 11, 18, 25 June, OSCE – 2 July 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leaderClaire Chinnock

Programme: This module is part of Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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