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University of Huddersfield: Emergency Care
|Institution||University of Huddersfield|
|Department||Human and Health Sciences - General (HHAHS)|
|Telephone||+44 (0)1484 957504|
This course is designed for health professionals working in an emergency care setting. It provides academic accreditation to the specialist knowledge and skills required to work in the field of emergency care. The course aims to encourage clinical and professional development, leadership skills and career progression in emergency care.
The course content is informed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) National Curriculum and Framework for Emergency Nursing. It provides a foundation for caring for people throughout the life span and with conditions specific to all body systems.
Elements unique to emergency care will be covered including major incident management, emergency care of children and younger people and minor injury management as well as emergency mental health care. In addition, the course will include initial assessment and treatment of acutely ill adults.
Specific cross-cutting themes such as medicines management and safeguarding concerns will be integrated throughout the course elements.
You will have opportunity to study with colleagues from other disciplines and specialties and engage in simulation-based learning activities to develop team work and critical understanding.
'This course will facilitate the rightful recognition of the specialist knowledge and skills required to work in emergency are settings. It includes the diversity of clinical topics required to care for the range of patients presenting, from both an age and clinical condition perspective. In time, this will be the foundation course for any career progression in emergency care. ~ Janet Youd, Chair, Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association.
Professional links and accreditation: The structure of this course is guided by: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (https://www.nmc.org.uk/)
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Have an honours degree at 2:2 or above or can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. We will consider other qualifications and experience on an individual case basis.
You must be a health or social care practitioner, registered with a professional body such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Currently working in an emergency care setting and have at least 12 months post-registration employment.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/
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