- Module code: MD938
- Module name: Critical Care: Advanced Emergency Practice
- Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
- Credit: 20
Module content and teaching
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.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|20 CATS (Module code: MD938-20)|
|C1 (Assessed/examined work)||Portfolio of Clinical Practice||50%|
|Case-based examination (locally held)||50%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Pre-Hospital Critical Care (B91N) - Year 1