Principles of major trauma life support and acute life threatening events. Pathophysiology, assessment and management of major head injuries, facial injuries, spinal injuries, thoracic injuries, abdominal injuries and acute abdomen, burns, shock, major haemorrhage, acute medical emergencies, etc.
Having completed this module you may wish to bring the credits achieved (at level 7 only) into the PGC Emergency Care Practice Development, or a Master's programme. Please discuss this opportunity with the module leader before completion of this module.
The aims of this module are to develop in depth knowledge and understanding of the assessment and management of patients presenting with major injury and major life threatening acute illness.
Management of Major Illness and Major Trauma, 20 credits at level 7
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Admission criteria are outlined in the University Admissions Policy. Normally applicants will be required to hold an honours degree classification second-class honours, lower division or above in a related subject. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply. In such cases, applicants will be interviewed. This decision will be at the discretion of the programme leader.
It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding 5 years. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. Potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choices, this will be dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show the potential benefits of studying for the award and offer a rationale for their module choice.
All applicants must be a registered healthcare professional.
There is full commitment to equal opportunities criteria. The University is committed to widening access by taking candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds, without compromising academic standards. The following additional requirements apply for entry to this programme: Applicants must be a registered healthcare professional. All applicants must complete a pre-entry study skills package such as Preparing for Postgraduate Study if they are new to this level of study or have had a break from study for a period of 4 years.
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