Developing Expertise in Urgent & Emergency Care (degree and masters level) (UEC610 / APP766)

Key features

This module is designed to enable healthcare professionals to critically examine and develop in an area of professional clinical practice, in urgent and emergency care. Taught workshops will guide the student, building on their pre-existing body of knowledge to further develop their skills in health assessment, clinical examination and clinical reasoning.

Module code

UEC610/APP766

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth 

Physician associates clinical skills

UEC610 course details (degree level)

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to effectively receive a patient history and undertake appropriate and effective clinical examination
  • demonstrate knowledge of the theory specific to your patients health needs and the ability to differentiate minor illness and injury from serious illness and major injury
  • demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate your management planning to optimise patient safety and work in partnership with your patients
  • critically evaluate contemporary research justifying its value to inform your clinical reasoning.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is an essay.

(Please note that the assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

APP766 course details (masters level)

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • receive a history and critically analyse the findings in relation to the patient’s clinical presentation
  • critically examine the theory specific to your patient’s health needs and the ability to differentiate minor illness and injury from serious illness and major injury
  • critically evaluate your management planning to optimise patient safety and work in partnership with your patients
  • critically evaluate their development, identifying their own learning needs, within specialist areas through use of clinical examinations and consultations
  • critically evaluate the evidence base that contributes to practice developments within minor injuries.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is an essay.

(Please note that the assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides 
  • student card.

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Module dates

30, 31 January, 27, 28 February, 27, 28 March and 24, 25 April 2023.
(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers.
In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. 
Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

 The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module for the following programmes:
The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

Module Lead - Suzi Robinson

"This module forms part of a number of programme pathways, which is reflected in the disciplines of participants from a wide range of urgent and emergency health care settings. These include: intercalating medical students; Paramedics; Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. This diversity of experience enhances the teaching and learning activities and provides a fabulous opportunity for inter-professional learning. The course uses a wide range of teaching and learning activities such as discussion, seminars, group work and interaction with leading professionals in the field of emergency nursing and medicine."

<p>Suzi Robinson</p>

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on these modules:

  • you need to be a registered health and social care professional working in clinical practice in an urgent or emergency care setting
  • to study the module at degree level you must have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. Foundation degree or equivalent)
  • to study the module at masters level you must have previously studied to graduate level.

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Medical students who are looking to intercalate should also contact the PDU for information on the specific entry requirements for our intercalated programme.

Fees 

Please see our professional development module fees page.