20 and 40 credit, level 3 and Masters level modules
About this course
- Course code:
- Professional/Short Course
- Nursing and Midwifery
- Programme leader:
- Victoria Stanley
- Key fact:
- This course is currently undergoing re-validation and will change to a 40 credit course ready for 2019/20. Please be aware that the dates and length of the course may change. We will notify any applicants of the changes as soon as possible.
Page last updated 18 April 2019
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)
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.
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.
Supplementary fee information
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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited 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.
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How to apply
You are required to 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.
For further information
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81158