Essentials of emergency care, NU3250 Short Course

Essentials of emergency care, NU3250 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

7 days in the classroom over 12 weeks. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: September 2015 - Thursdays: Sept 24; Oct 01, 15, 22; Nov 05, 12, 26 - OSCE. From 9am-4pm.

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

Course Outline:
(20 credits at level 6)

This module is for all health care practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge, understanding and skill in assessing, recognising and providing immediate care for adults in need of urgent or emergency care.

The focus of this module is on the rapid systematic assessment and recognition of acute illness and health needs along with sound clinical evaluation and intervention. Students will examine the current evidence base in conjunction with national and international practice guidelines to underpin clinical decision making. The module covers:

1. Primary assessment and clinical decision making in urgent and emergency care

2. Urgent and emergency care of the adult with acute illness

3. Urgent and emergency care for the adult with mental health needs or illness.

The module is supported by a number of lecturers and service users who provide a wealth of expertise for students to tap into. The module operates with a mix of creative activities to support learning as well as ‘hands-on’ practice skills workshops.

This module will meet the needs of practitioners who are required to assess and respond to adults with urgent or emergent health needs, for example those working in emergency care settings, assessment or observation units, urgent care centres or primary care centres.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Annotated bibliography 60%     2000 words    Coursework   LO 1 and 2

OSCE 40%     30 minutes    Practical assessment LO 3

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General 1-2

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Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:

For further information:

Module information: Tara Brookes, Senior Lecturer, 01772 893610  

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839