Professional course

Emergency Practitioner

20 and 40 credit, level 3 and Masters level modules

About this course

Course code:
Z51000068
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Rebecca Hoskins

Page last updated 1 September 2016

Introduction

The Emergency Practitioner course is made up of two CPD modules which can be studied at either level 3 (Degree) or Level M (Masters).

These modules are:

  • Clinical Reasoning for Urgent and Emergency Care Practitioners (UZWRVH-20-3/ UZWR1G-20-M)
  • Clinical Examination Skills for Emergency and Urgent Care (UZWRVF-40-3/UZWRVE-40-M)

Entry requirements

You must be a registered healthcare professional.

In agreement with the Module Leader:

You must have access to a relevant practice environment in order to meet the learning outcomes of the module.
You must have relevant named mentor within the practice environment.

Structure

Content

Clinical Examination Skills for Urgent and Emergency Care Practitioners

  • History taking e.g. using a focused systematic approach , presenting complaint, past medical history, medications.
  • Review of systems e.g. neurological, musculoskeletal.
  • Note taking and documentation skills e.g. recording contemporaneous, accurate notes of examination, diagnosis, treatment and management options that are evidenced based.
  • Clinical examination skills and techniques in a variety of body systems, with an additional focus on musculoskeletal trauma diagnosis and managemen.,
  • Minor injury and major illness management in emergency and urgent care settings.
  • Evidenced based management of injury and illness, including patients with mental health presentations.
  • X-ray interpretation.
  • Managing risk and uncertainty safely in emergency and urgent care settings.
  • Managing a variety of presentations in emergency and urgent care across a broad age span, children, adults and older adults.

Clinical Reasoning for Urgent and Emergency Care Practitioners

  • Main decision making theories, managing uncertainty and risk in emergency and urgent care settings and strategies to reduce clinical risk for patients and practitioners.
  • Clinical judgement strategies to develop skills and the ability to objectively articulate clinical findings.
  • Evidenced based management of illness and injury presentations in emergency and urgent care setting.
  • Legal and ethical issues concerning autonomous practice in emergency and urgent care settings.
  • Professional issues related to and drivers to role expansion in relation to autonomous practice.
  • The national policy and context of autonomous practice in emergency and urgent care settings.
  • Making safe and appropriate referrals, health education, the use of clinical decision rules.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Unfortunately no places will be available on this module for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD module/s, which you can take as stand-alone course/s or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Unfortunately no places will be available on this course for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

For further information

You might also like

Back to top