Trauma care – initial assessment and management Apply Trauma care – initial assessment and management This module is designed for practitioners directly involved in the emergency care of polytrauma patients. A range of traumatic injuries will be explored, but the focus will be upon initial assessment and management of these patients in the context of the emergency department. This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award: ‘Trauma care: initial assessment and management’. Learning outcomes: Critically discuss the pathophysiology of polytrauma caused by a variety of injury mechanisms in a variety of patient groups. Demonstrate advanced, systematic and proficient initial assessment skills for the polytrauma patient and evaluate the data in relation to common life-threatening injuries. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of assessment and management strategies applied to polytrauma patients in the emergency department. Critically appraise the evidence-base for interventions and management of polytrauma patients. Critically appraise service provision and critically analyse the complex ethical and legal implications for the care of polytrauma patients in the emergency department using a wide range of information sources. Who is the module for? Registered healthcare practitioners normally with one year’s post-qualifying practice experience and are experienced emergency nurses who have previously undertaken core emergency care education or equivalent. Module code: HP7021X 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: 15 credits at level 7. This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award. Assessment: Essay and moulage/objective structured clinical examination Location: St George’s, University of London Pattern of Delivery: 5 teaching days Module dates:* (9:00 – 16:30) 30 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 4 July, Exam 1 August 2017 29 May, 5, 12, 19, 26, 28 (Moulage Assessment) June, 3 (Essay) August 2018 *Dates may change Fee: £800 Module leader: Suzan Thompson Programme: This module is part of Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc Questions? Contact Suzan Thompson, Module Leader Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries. If you don’t see a course that meets your needs, please ask us about our bespoke training and education solutions.