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Entry requirements

Nursing: Band 7 or above injury / illness, prescriber.
Paramedic: Band 6 CCP/ECP.
Doctor: ST 2 or above.

Applications are welcomed from Allied Health Professionals and candidates with non-standard qualifications. Please email PGMed@uclan.ac.uk to discuss.

Please email PGMed@uclan.ac.uk with details of your highest qualification to be considered for a place on the course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course is designed for professionals working in urgent or non-scheduled care. This maybe a stand-alone type 3 emergency department, urgent care centre, out-of-hours or same-day primary care access hub. It can just as easily be a GP working in a remote region or a medical team supporting other pursuits such as mountain medicine, expedition medicine and medicine relating to extreme sports.

Urgent care, by its very nature, can be daunting as it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between the urgent patient and the emergency patient until they are treated. Therefore, the healthcare professional working in urgent care should be able to deal with urgent care needs and enhance forward care by starting pathways for the emergency patient.

The value of such care models has been widely recognised by both patients and health systems as a positive move. Care closer to home is a clear strategy to reduce costly secondary care and more importantly allows capacity in the secondary care system to effectively treat those that need specialist care. However, urgent care should never disadvantage the patient for not attending secondary care in the first place, it should if anything enhance the care the patient receives.

This course is an interactive course offering both lectures and scenario learning. It has been designed to give you an insight and firm grounding in the area of urgent medical care; to deliver to very best care to your patients by understanding their needs and the latest treatment options. The course uses a range of teaching techniques, from lectures to hands on moulages, to prepare the candidate for the urgent care setting.

The teaching team come from wide and varied backgrounds from the military to the NHS, they include paramedics, nurses and doctors.

The make-up of the teaching team reflects the course which is open to a multidisciplinary candidate base and as such there is no lead profession. Students can share their skills with other team members, with important leadership skills being gained by all.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

The programme will provide a toolkit for the healthcare professional providing urgent care to enhance forward care by starting pathways for the emergency patient.

The course is taught online, with a 2-day on campus programme. The programme can be assessed in order to progress to the Rural Medicine, MSc or Urgent Care, MSc if the student chooses.

The course uses a range of teaching techniques, both on and offline, from lectures to hands-on moulages. The teaching team come from wide and varied backgrounds from the military to the NHS, they include paramedics, nurses and doctors.

Teaching takes place at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine (NCRRM) at our Westlakes Campus near Whitehaven. The Centre trains professionals to deliver healthcare at a gold standard regardless of their environment or location by using innovative training and technology techniques. Rural medicine has been under-served for a number of years and the Centre aims to provide a focus for remote and rural medical education and research in collaboration with colleagues globally.

ACADEMIC EXPERTISE

The course is taught at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine, by a team led by Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb.

Stuart is an ex-military medical officer with extensive experience in primary care & emergency medicine both in hospital and pre-hospital. Specialising in urgent unplanned care, he has worked in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and pre-hospital settings for many years and continues to fly a day a week in a Clinical Supervisor position.

A responder for BASICS, Stuart is also an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the Dip IMC and FIMC. He remains a medical officer for UK International Search and Rescue.

The teaching team come from wide and varied backgrounds from the military to the NHS, they include paramedics, nurses and doctors.

INDUSTRY LINKS

This course would be ideal preparation for Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh urgent care qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    6-9 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1772 892400