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Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module will enable you to develop your professional practice in the provision of urgent, emergency and critical care.

You will build on your experience in practice and prior professional development activities, engaging in personal development planning and focused learning activities. These are designed to develop your confidence and competence to deliver high quality, patient centred care within urgent, emergency and critical care settings.

A range of evidence supporting your development will be collated in an electronic portfolio which also makes up your coursework assessment. There will be a blended approach to delivery with some ‘face to face’ classroom days and distance learning (to include webinars). Formative assessment points will enable you to receive feedback from the teaching team and your mentor.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

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Course details

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
  • demonstrate increased fluency and confidence in the holistic assessment and management of patients
  • safely operate in a complex and unpredictable context, delivering person-centred, values based care aligned to inherent standards of professional practice (and registration)
  • work effectively within a team, show initiative to lead and support (though followership) within a professional context
  • take responsibility for self-development using critical reflection and feedback to analyse and evaluate personal capability, setting criteria for improvement and professional development
  • judiciously select evidence within your e-portfolio, to reflect relevant professional competencies and evidence your progression.
The assessment for this module is in two parts:
1. a written critical reflection
2. evidence of progression in competence.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

9 November and 14 December 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 – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.
This module is a core module for the following programmes:

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to undertake this module as part of a professional development pathway must be: 
  • on a professional register (i.e. NMC, HCPC) and
  • practicing within urgent, emergency or critical care to have the practice experience required to achieve the learning outcomes.
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 programmes:

Fees and funding

Funding: Funding for this module may be available through your employing organisation. Please contact your organisation’s education coordinator in the first instance.
Funding for intercalated students: As this is a core module in the full-time intercalated degrees please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information about funding.