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MD940 - Critical Care - Pre Hospital Special Incident Management

  • Module code: MD940
  • Module name: Critical Care - Pre Hospital Special Incident Management
  • 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 emergency clinical setting. These skills will support the student in the safe indentification and management of a range of clinical conditions where specific interventions are required in oder to maximise the clinical outcome. The skills will be supported by the relevant theoretical concepts and knowledge.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to: Critically consider the implications of prolonged transfer times for the critically ill patients; Appraise the different operational management strategies used in the management of mass casualty and special incidents; Critically evaluate and apply the principles of emergency triage in relation to mass casualty and special incidents; Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multi-organisational working, specifically in relation to management, communication and team working.

Timetabled teaching activities

6 Days over 2 months.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD940-20)
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