Taught course

Trauma Sciences (Military and Humanitarian)

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

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).

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

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. War is predicted to be the sixth leading cause of death by 2020. Opportunities for the training of military trauma care specialists are extremely limited, and many defence agencies rely on the deployment situation as the primary training for their personnel. All countries, developed and developing, recognise the importance of trauma to their healthcare systems. With global disasters, humanitarian crises and mass casualty events on the rise, the importance of specialist training in the science and management of these events is increasingly important.

This distance learning course will provide students with a broad and critical understanding of the most up-to-date science and practice of trauma care in these environments. 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, along with the safe, professional delivery of core clinical functions in the management of seriously injured patients.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/166364.html
International students
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/166364.html

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
N/A months
part time
N/A months
flexible
N/A months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Blizard Institute
Email
pgsmd@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 5511