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Practice Development: Emergency Care PgC

Course Description

If you work in an emergency care role and want to make sure that you're knowledge is appropriate to contemporary practice, then get caught up with the latest developments through our PgC course. You'll enjoy a flexible approach to learning that lets you build on your current knowledge and skills at your own pace. We have a wide range of study options that are relevant to the changing and dynamic health economy, ensuring that you can provide an up-to-date level of service for your patients. Expand your job opportunities by taking on a new qualification that suits your needs.

You will need to complete an induction prior to starting your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study; alternatively, classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

This 60 credit award is designed for those working with clients in an emergency care setting who wish to enhance and develop their clinical and academic skills at level 7.

You will be required to attend one of the induction days prior to starting the first module of your course (distance learning students excepted). If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years, the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived. The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Other admission details

Admissions criteria are outlined in the University Admissions Policy. Normally, applicants will be required to hold an honours degree classification second-class honours, lower division or above in a cognate subject. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply. In such cases, applicants will be interviewed using a proforma. It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding 5 years.

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choice within the award, dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items.

Visit the Practice Development: Emergency Care PgC page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Be a qualified nurse or health care professional, with active registration with the NMC Nursing Register or equivalent, and at least 6 months post registration experience. You also need a mentor who is qualified to assess your development of competence within the field of emergency care. A minimum of 135 hours direct contact time with your mentor is required to fulfil the learning outcomes of the Qualificatory Practice Unit (QPU) for this award. The period of practice development begins at commencement of the PgC and continues throughout all 3 contributing modules. See course description for further admission details.

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