Adult Emergency Care

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Key facts

Course code


Start dates

September 2023

Application deadline

1 September (for a September start)

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level


Academic credits


This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.


This level 7 single practice module in Adult Emergency Care will provide you with a systems based approach of in-depth knowledge and skills in the assessment of adult patients within the emergency environment. You will be expected to utilise your skills to critically examine key concepts and theories underpinning emergency care.

This module will enable you to think more creatively in approaches and decisions when assessing patients within emergency care. This will be achieved through reflection and discussion on your own practice and that of others.

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How to apply

Entry requirements

  • Students must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing and Allied Health Professional Body in the UK.
  • Students will normally have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in an emergency care environment
  • Be working in a relevant clinical environment in which they can achieve the clinical skills required.
  • Have support of their line manager

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,155 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,155 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods, please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds, please visit our Refund policy page

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

The teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the module reflects its student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused approach. The module has an appropriate division between structured learning activities and private study. Opportunities for sharing existing and developing skills, knowledge and experience, are maximised. In order to make the most of the range of experience, skills and knowledge within the group, a variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed. This is to encourage development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy within the context of both academic and research literacy.

Assessment is 100% Coursework.

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Learning and teaching

The teaching sessions will incorporate the anatomy, physiology and assessment of the systems and discussion related to the common conditions that present.  Within the practical element of teaching the students will have the chance to practice scenario based assessments

Topics will include:

  • Cardiovascular Assessment and Cardiac Conditions
  • ENT and Respiratory Assessment and related conditions Neurological Assessment (cranial nerves)
  • Ophthalmic Emergencies
  • Surgical and Endocrine assessment and conditions
  • Gynaecology and Obstetric Conditions (No practical assessment)
  • Trauma and Musculoskeletal assessment and Injury
  • Mental Health and Vulnerable Patients (including dementia)


Assessment methods used on this course

Assessment has two parts:

  1. Simulated scenario assessment
  2. Learning contract.

Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.

Careers and professional development

Students who have completed similar health and life sciences postgraduate modules have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.