Developing Emergency Care

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Key facts

Course code


Start dates

September 2022

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 practice related module will allow in depth exploration of current developments in the health service that guides and shapes the provision of emergency care provided in the UK.  The module encompasses current innovations and trends that guide our practice.

The focus of the module is for students to understand the drivers that influence emergency care and explore how change is managed and the complexities involved in implementing changes to enhance our clinical practice.

Students will develop their ability to critically consider key theories and concepts as well as the skill to engage in contextual debate. Alongside this students will be encouraged to evaluate the effectiveness of their care through a process of reflection and discussion with their peers in the module.

student nurse in simulation ward

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified health care professional with a minimum of one year of relevant clinical experience.

You must have access to an Emergency Department health care setting that will enable achievement of the learning outcomes.

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

Apply through our Moodle 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. Teaching methods employed will include the flipped classroom approach, problem based learning and clinical scenario seminars. All of the learning methods to be used will engage the student in both academic and practice learning

students reading

Learning and teaching

Teaching will cover current developments and innovations that guide our practice in emergency care.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to strategic policies
  • Managing Budgets
  • Change Management theory
  • Leadership
  • Leading a change
  • Skills and Workforce Planning
  • The role of the emergency nurse
  • Services for vulnerable adults
  • Managing clinical risk
  • Preceptorship and mentorship
  • Teamwork
  • Managing conflict
  • The patient experience
  • Major Incident planning


Assessment methods used on this course

100% course work, Poster Presentation and Abstract.

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.