Emergency practice


Emergency practice

This module aims to strengthen and develop 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.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Enhance knowledge and skills specific to emergency practice for a range of client groups in order to deliver appropriate high quality emergency care.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills between patients, relatives, visitors and the wider interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Appraise own experience of emergency care, drawing comparisons with current policy, national guidelines and evidence-base.
  4. Critically review the roles and responsibilities of the nurse / practitioner when caring for patients in the emergency department.
  5. Demonstrate application of theoretical expertise and practical skill in the management of patients in the emergency departments.
  6. Critically explore factors which influence provision of care by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams in the emergency department.
  7. Critically analyse and evaluate current research in order to promote evidence-based clinical interventions and management for patients in the emergency department.


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 undergraduate Acutely unwell adult module or equivalent and should normally have a minimum of one year’s experience in the emergency department.


Module code: HP6007Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 6 The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment:Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)and written assignment

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days plus exam

Module dates:*
(9am – 4.30pm)

  • 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June, OSCE – 6 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 the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.