Taught course

Advanced Emergency Care (Distance Learning)

University of Sheffield · School of Health and Related Research

Entry requirements

At least two years' clinical experience of emergency medicine or related field (to the standard equivalent of a Year 3 speciality trainee of UK emergency medicine training).

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

This course is aimed at emergency care professionals who want to develop their expertise. You’ll learn new skills to help you manage a service and also how to teach others. We have an international reputation for research in the field of pre-hospital and emergency care.
Your career

We can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to understand and improve health services: analytical skills, critical thinking and in-depth knowledge of your discipline. We offer postgraduate courses for health and social care professionals, managers and anyone planning a career in health services research.

Our graduates work in public health, the private sector, health services management, and health and social care, all over the world. They also go on to further public health training or academic research.

An international academic community

As one of the largest multi-disciplinary schools of public health and health services research in the UK, ScHARR is a rich academic community. You will be taught by world-leading experts in health economics, public health sciences, the sociology of health, health psychology, decision analysis, management sciences, epidemiology, medical statistics and information science. They include members of The Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Public Health. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us fourth in the UK for research power.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and offer international perspectives to all our courses.

Flexible study routes

We offer both traditional campus-based and online courses. Our high quality online courses are taught by the same expert academic staff who teach our courses in Sheffield and offer an alternative to coming to the UK. Guided by our staff, you can study at a pace that suits your personal circumstances. This can be an effective route for those who need to continue to work while they study. Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are also available.
You can also study individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD). See the ScHARR web pages for details of available modules. For LBR and CPD information, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hsccpd


You’ll have 24/7 access to library and computing facilities. We provide specialist information and library services in our information resources section.

Core modules

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine and Research
  • An Introduction to UK Emergency Medicine
  • Research Methods for Emergency Medicine
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

  • Observation and Ambulatory Medicine
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency, Event and Expedition Medicine
  • Musculo-skeletal Emergency Medicine
  • Sedation in Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Informatics
  • Medicolegal and Forensic Emergency Medicine
  • Systematically Reviewing the Research Literature
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers

Teaching and assessment

The course is a mixture of online learning, independent study and online clinical demonstrations. You’re assessed on coursework and project work.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months

Course contact details

Teaching Support Unit
+44 (0)114 222 5454