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Urgent Medical Care

This course is designed for professionals working in urgent or non-scheduled care who need to enhance forward care by starting pathways for the emergency patient.


Award: Cert
Study Mode: Part-time
Duration: 10-12 weeks (online and a 2-day scenario-based campus programme)
Campus: Westlakes

Start dates:


Closing date for applications: 27 September 2023
Introductory webinar: 11 October 2023, 4pm-5pm
Scenario-based teaching block at our Westlakes Campus: 11-12 January 2024


Closing date for applications: 28 February 2024
Introductory webinar: 13 March 2024, 4pm-5pm
Two-day weekend at our Westlakes Campus: 10/11 June 2024

Course overview

The course is designed for professionals working in urgent or non-scheduled care. This maybe a stand-alone type 3 emergency department, urgent care centre, out-of-hours or same-day primary care access hub. It can just as easily be a GP working in a remote region or a medical team supporting other pursuits such as mountain medicine, expedition medicine and medicine relating to extreme sports.

Urgent care, by its very nature, can be daunting as it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between the urgent patient and the emergency patient until they are treated. Therefore, the healthcare professional working in urgent care should be able to deal with urgent care needs and enhance forward care by starting pathways for the emergency patient.

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Entry requirements

  • Nursing: Band 7 or above injury/illness, prescriber
  • Paramedic: Band 6 CCP/ECP
  • Doctor: ST 2 or above

Applications are welcomed from Allied Health Professionals and candidates with non-standard qualifications. Please email our team to discuss this further.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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