Emergency Care
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11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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The core aim of this module is to provide students who are relatively new to emergency care with the opportunity to develop a sufficient amount of knowledge and skills to enable them to deliver high standards of emergency care.

Course detail

The main focus of the module is on teaching students how to appropriately respond to the physiological, psychological and social needs of patients requiring emergency interventions. The module will provide students with the chance to develop essential theoretical knowledge that will support them throughout their clinical practice.

This module provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Acquire essential emergency care skills, which can be valuable for the expansion of students’ career prospects within the field of health and social care.
  • Gather evidence towards the achievement of the Knowledge and Skills Framework core dimensions: Communication, Personal and People Development, Service Improvement, Equality and Diversity.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

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On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Appropriately apply specific knowledge and skills in order to provide high quality responsive emergency care.
  • Understand the anatomy and pathophysiology related to patient injury and acute illness.
  • Examine the impact of legal, ethical and professional issues.
  • Apply emergency clinical practice and understand clinical outcomes.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through a combination of guided and self-guided activity, including lectures, workshops and seminars.

Autumn term: Wednesdays 9am - 1pm.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email disoff.ss@coventry.ac.uk.

Guided student activity – 40 hours
Self-guided student activity – 145 hours
Workshops – 15 hours
Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered nurses or paramedics with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)/HPC (Health Professions Council).
  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • At least six months post registration experience in a relevant clinical area.
  • Excluded combinations – 353AN.


  • Coursework 1: 20 minute Student Presentation
  • Coursework 2: 3000 word Case Study

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as professionals within the field of emergency care.