Taught course

Trauma Sciences

Institution
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Medical Degree or Nursing/Paramedic BSc Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent).

Applicants with academic study slightly below this level will be considered on an individual basis if there is very strong evidence of suitable clinical experience in a relevant medical field.

You also need to demonstrate suitable professional experience and expertise. You will need competent computer skills and access to suitable PC facilities (with microphone, webcam and a broadband connection to the internet).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Trauma is the disease caused by physical injury. Trauma has only been called a “disease” since the 1970s. Although it seems strange at first, it is the correct term to use. Severe injury triggers a sequence of changes within the cells of the body and can lead to critical and disabling illness. Just like other diseases such as cancer, HIV and heart disease we need to understand these changes to improve survival and recovery.

Trauma is one of the world’s leading killers and is responsible for the loss of more life-years than any other disease. All countries, developed and developing recognise the importance of trauma to their health care systems.

Many countries including the UK are actively pursuing rationalization and specialization programmes. This distance-learning course will provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the most up-to-date science and practice of trauma care.

A summer school incorporating simulated scenario training (consistent with your scope of practice) will complement the didactic learning to provide practical knowledge and experience of decision-making and the safe, professional delivery of core clinical functions in the management of seriously injured patients.

This programme will:

  • Give you a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the disease of trauma
  • Give you hands-on training at a summer school consistent with your scope of practice
  • Develop a broad and critical understanding of developments in trauma care.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months
online
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk