Taught course

Trauma Sciences (Military and Austere)

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. 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 health care 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 the student�s 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.

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
Military and Austere Trauma
Research Methods

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

S R Bucknor
+44 20 7882 2288