Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (PHEM)

University of Cambridge · Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Entry requirements

Professional requirements

If you wish to apply to join the programme you must be either a paramedic with current HCPC registration or a nurse with current NMC registration. Eligible candidates will be expected to have significant experience and ongoing exposure in pre-hospital care practice.

Expected academic standard

Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or overseas equivalent.

There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion. Such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (PHEM) is aimed at clinicians currently employed in areas of practice across the UK including paramedics, specialist paramedics, nurses and other emergency services professional as the key providers of pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM).

Aims of the programme

  • To develop a postgraduate programme which is open to healthcare professionals (Paramedics and Nurses) who are eligible to undertake accreditation as an Advanced PHEM practitioner.
  • To contribute to shaping regional and national perspectives relating to continuing professional development of advanced clinical practitioners.
  • To meet the College of Paramedics’ post registration career framework aspirations related to PHEM practice.
  • To develop a cohort of Advanced Practitioners possessing a depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding within the specialist field of PHEM

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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