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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    See website for details.

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    19 November 2018

The purpose of this module is to develop the academic and clinical requirements for the nurse or other allied health professional working in either an Emergency Department, Minor Injury Unit or other pre-hospital environment. The pathway will enable students to develop graduate, lifelong learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and the use of evidence based practice to enhance current professional and academic skills; this in turn will develop transferable skills which will enhance their employability.

The pathway has been designed and based on the Royal College of Emergency Care competency document.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

During this course students will develop a deep understanding of the diversity of health and physical and mental well-being. They will develop an understanding of a wide range of issues such as those of particular relevance to a rural environment and the application and effectiveness of new technologies in a healthcare environment. The course is led by experienced Nurse practioners and will focus on upskilling students in the following areas:

  • Limb injuries
  • Wounds including minor burns
  • Head and facial injuries including eye, ear, nose injuries including foreign bodies
  • Neck & back injuries
  • Rib injuries
  • Insect, animal and human bites

Course Structure

  • Emergency Practitioner 60 credits
  • Emergency Practitioner L7 40 credits

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The module runs over 2 semesters with 14 taught days (1 day a week).

Workplace support

The student must have the support of their Manager and be permitted to practice under supervision in an appropriate area as an Emergency Practitioner. Therefore you must have the agreement of a suitable mentor (e.g. an experienced EP or doctor) before applying. 

The module will use a variety of assessments such as written examination, OSCEs, competencies and an applied assignment.

Careers and Employability

This course is especially designed for healthcare professionals employed or able to work either in a minor injuries, or pre-hospital, environment. and will enhance employment and promotion opportunities.

Research / Links with Industry

The academics involved with this Graduate Certificate have extensive links with external bodies, companies and the 3rd sector, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter. They are also all experienced Nurse practioners who still have active links to the local NHS trust ensuring that modern clinical practice is embedded within the programme.


Visit the Emergency Practitioner - Graduate Certificate page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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