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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year part time

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    In 2019/20 the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students will be £2,500.

    Please email the Student Finance Office Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

  • Last Updated

    11 July 2019

About the course

This course is aimed at health professionals working in an emergency care setting. It 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. This course will give academic accreditation to the specialist knowledge and skills required to work in an emergency care setting.

Course detail

Core modules

  •  Assessment, Care and Management of the Acutely Ill Individual

Placements

You will be required to undertake practice based learning and assessment, which will normally be within your own emergency care setting. However, if there are core competencies that are not achievable you will need to arrange alternative settings which will allow you to meet these.

Professional links and accreditations

The structure of this course is guided by: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Career support

This short course will assist you to meet the specialist skills and post-registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

Further study

Upon completion you may wish to APL the 60 credits from the Postgraduate Certificate and undertake further modules in order to complete the Health Studies MSc (180 credits).

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

A wide range of resources are also offered within the School of Human and Health Sciences, which provides you with support in a variety of areas. These include:

Student Hub: a one stop shop for students, studying within the School. Their services include offering advice on extenuating circumstances and extension requests, organising appointments with academic staff, signposting to other support networks, welfare support, as well as binding, loan of MP3 recorders and print credit.

Academic Skills Development Team: provides guidance about how students can develop their academic skills in order to improve their grades. The team provide support with general academic skills including essay writing, time management, presentations and group work skills; information technology and numeracy; research skills, as well as personal development for example confidence building and assertiveness.

Student Support Officer: provides confidential and impartial advice on welfare and course related issues.

Royal Literary Fund Fellow: a professional writer who helps students improve their essay writing. They provide assistance with structuring essays, developing an argument and improving the style and use of language.

Learning Technology Support Unit: helps students with any problems they experience with the University’s Unilearn System, including logging on or difficulties experienced when accessing modules.


Visit the Emergency Care PGCert page on the University of Huddersfield website for more details!

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