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MD938 - Critical Care: Advanced Emergency Practice

  • Module code: MD938
  • Module name: Critical Care: Advanced Emergency Practice
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to provide the student with a theoretical framework for the acquisition of a range of clinical skills relevant to the primary HEMS clinical setting. These skills will support the student in the safe identification and management of a range of clinical conditions where specific interventions are required in order to maximise the clinical outcome. The skills will be supported by the relevant theoretical concepts and knowledge.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: Describe the functional anatomy and altered pathophysiology of a range of body systems relevant to advanced emergency care; Critically appraise relevant literature and apply it to advanced critical care clinical skill; Evaluate the risks and benefits of advanced airway management in advanced emergency care; Analyse the limitations of monitoring techniques of the critically ill/injured patient; Apply the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in a range of therapeutic agents used in emergency care; Critically evaluate human factors contributing to the critical incidents and describe the application of crew resource management techniques to minimise future risks; Critically evaluate consent and capacity issues in relation pre-hospital care, and to be able to apply professional regulations to practice;

Timetabled teaching activities

6 days over 2 months.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD938-20)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
locally Adminstered Exam 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Pre-Hospital Critical Care (B91N) - Year 1
Optional Core