Skip to main content Skip to navigation

MD228 - Pre-Hospital Trauma Care

  • Module code: MD228
  • Module name: Pre-Hospital Trauma Care
  • Department: WMS, Education & Development
  • Credit: 14

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide students with the basic assessment and management skills required for dealing with trauma emergencies in the pre-hospital setting and provide a preliminary grounding in the principle of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

Principal learning outcomes

Understand the priorities in resuscitating a trauma patient; Understand the particular challenges of work in the pre-hospital environment; Able to work in team of carers to treat the accident victim; Able to apply principles and skills required to treat immediately life threatening conditions before arrival at hospital; To ensure personal safety at the scene of any incident; To be able to undertake the initial stages of resuscitation of a trauma patient and have the appropriate associated skills. required in the pre-hospital setting; To ensure effective communication skills between care providers applicable to a pre-hospital environment; To understand the role and responsibilities of other care providers (e.g. the ambulance service and emergency services)

Other essential notes

Special Study Module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
14 CATS (Module code: MD228-14)
B (Examination only) locally Adminstered Exam 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core