Taught course

Trauma Sciences

Queen Mary, University of London · Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science

Entry requirements

You will need a medical or nursing degree (an upper-second or higher). We will consider overseas qualifications at degree level from a university or an institution of university rank. 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


Course content

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.

Programme outline
Core Modules:

  • Trauma; the Disease
  • Haemorrhage and Response to Injury
  • Torso Trauma
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Critical Care and Trauma
  • Fracture Biology and Extremity Trauma

Research Methods
For your first year elective modules, you can choose between the Trauma Nursing module and the Burns and Wound Healing module.

Your second year will consist of a summer school and dissertation.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Blizard Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511