Taught course

Urgent Care

University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree or equivalent in related subject

Applicants must hold Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery qualification or relevant professional qualification in related field such as Nurse, Paramedic, Physicians Associate
Be actively engaged in or have access to relevant clinical experience in order to support learning within the programme
A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

When you’re a GP or other healthcare professional, you need to be able to deal with whatever you encounter. Our MSc Urgent Care course will give you the confidence and skills you need to oversee urgent and pre-hospital care so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for your patients.

From the better-known primary care conditions, through to life-saving interventions in hostile environments, every step should enhance care and improve outcomes. Remote settings present challenges to any healthcare professional – it’s all very good being able to diagnose sepsis in the community, but unless you can treat it, all you’ve done is delayed the care and increased the mortality. By implementing the skills you learn into your everyday practice, you’ll be able to make a positive difference to urgent patient care in remote, rural and hostile environments.

You’ll also explore how advances in the use of technology and digital health can enable you to access the skills of another healthcare professional in a different location when required.

This course is based at our Westlakes Campus, located in Whitehaven in Cumbria. You'll benefit from smaller class sizes and personalised support in a friendly, modern learning environment, with access to clinical laboratories, a well-stocked library, computer suite and restaurant.

Why study with us
  • Teaching takes place in the stunning surroundings of West Cumbria – you’ll be taught at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine (NCRRM), based at our Westlakes campus near Whitehaven.
  • Being based in Westlakes opens up opportunities for placements in rural communities.
  • You can choose to study this course in ‘bite-size chunks’ to enable you to enjoy a good work-life balance.
What you'll do
  • You can tailor your learning to the needs of your own professional practice – so you could learn about delivering medicine and urgent care from a fixed base, or as part of a medical team supporting other pursuits – such as mountain medicine, expedition medicine, medicine relating to extreme sports, or pre-hospital emergency care.
  • If you're looking for a refreshing change of lifestyle and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and endless leisure opportunities, then you'll love studying at Westlakes.
  • In your free time you’ll be able to venture into the Lake District, England's largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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