Advanced Emergency Care (Online) (MSc/Diploma/Certificate)
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|About the course||
The MSc in Advanced Emergency Care builds on ScHARR's international reputation for research in the field of pre-hospital and emergency care. Much of the teaching is delivered by members of the EMRiS research group, the foremost emergency medicine research group in the UK.
The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop both their clinical and non-clinical skills in emergency medicine.
The course will appeal to both senior trainees and career grade doctors in emergency medicine as well as experienced staff from other backgrounds, such as senior nurse practitioners and experienced paramedics.
To meet the needs of overseas students not familiar with Emergency Medicine as practiced in the UK, the 'Introduction to UK Emergency Medicine' module has been developed.
This course assumes a level of training and/or experience in Emergency Medicine. It does not provide candidates with a clinical specialist qualification.
Students need to complete 180 credits to complete the MSc in Advanced Emergency Care, 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma and 60 credits for the postgraduate certificate. All modules account for 15 credits unless stated otherwise. You will be required to take a minimum of 75 and maximum of 90 credits worth of optional modules.
There are four core modules. Students who have previously worked in emergency medicine in the UK will be exempt from HAR6106 - An Introduction to UK Emergency Medicine. There are two options for the dissertation, a 30 credit and 45 credit option. Depending upon the need to take the Introduction to UK Emergency Medicine module and the dissertation options, chosen students taking the MSc will need to complete between five and seven optional modules.
We recommend that students take no more than 2 modules per semester. It is advisable to complete all core modules within the first three semesters of the course. When choosing optional modules, we suggest that you choose a balance of clinical and non-clinical modules that suits your interests.
We anticipate that most students will be able to complete the course within 2 - 3 years, although you are allowed up to 4 years to do so. Academic advising is available to students prior to module selection each semester.
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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.
The course is open to applicants from both medical backgrounds allied health professions relevant to emergency medicine.
Entrants will need to have at least two years clinical experience of Emergency Medicine or related fields (to the standard equivalent of a Year 3 Speciality Trainee of UK emergency medicine training). Applicants from allied health professions will be expected to have reached a similar milestone. This will usually equate to working as an autonomous practitioner.
Applicants should submit a CV as part of their application so their experience can be judged against the above requirements.
In addition to the above, entrants will need to meet ScHARR's minimum entry criteria for postgraduate taught study.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English would be expected to meet ScHARR's English Language requirements.