Emergency Practitioner CertHE

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: Emergency Practitioner
  • Qualification: CertHE

The purpose of this module is to develop the academic and clinical requirements for the nurse or other allied health professional working in either an Emergency Department, Minor Injury Unit or other pre-hospital environment. The pathway will enable students to develop graduate, lifelong learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and the use of evidence based practice to enhance current professional and academic skills; this in turn will develop transferable skills which will enhance their employability.

The pathway has been designed and based on the Royal College of Emergency Care competency document.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

During this course students will develop a deep understanding of the diversity of health and physical and mental well-being. They will develop an understanding of a wide range of issues such as those of particular relevance to a rural environment and the application and effectiveness of new technologies in a healthcare environment. The course is led by experienced Nurse practioners and will focus on upskilling students in the following areas:

  • Limb injuries
  • Wounds including minor burns
  • Head and facial injuries including eye, ear, nose injuries including foreign bodies
  • Neck & back injuries
  • Rib injuries
  • Insect, animal and human bites

Course Structure

  • Emergency Practitioner 60 credits
  • Emergency Practitioner L7 40 credits

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The module runs over 2 semesters with 14 taught days (1 day a week).

Workplace support

The student must have the support of their Manager and be permitted to practice under supervision in an appropriate area as an Emergency Practitioner. Therefore you must have the agreement of a suitable mentor (e.g. an experienced EP or doctor) before applying. 

The module will use a variety of assessments such as written examination, OSCEs, competencies and an applied assignment.

Entry Requirements

  • Registration with the NMC/HCPC and proof of employment in a minor injury or pre-hospital setting.
  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Admissions to the programme are made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications are made using Bangor’s online application system.

International Students: Because this pathway is part-time and requires a current NMC/HCPC registration and access to a minor injury or pre-hospital environment, this pathway is not suitable for the international market.

 

Apply

Admissions to the programme are made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications are made using Bangor’s online application system.

Need help applying?

If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Gill Roberts 01248 383544 or by emailing hssa21@bangor.ac.uk.  We look forward to hearing from you.

International Students: Because this pathway is part-time and requires a current NMC/HCPC registration and access to a minor injury or pre-hospital environment, this pathway is not suitable for the international market.

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here.  For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

This course is especially designed for healthcare professionals employed or able to work either in a minor injuries, or pre-hospital, environment. and will enhance employment and promotion opportunities.

Research / Links with Industry

The academics involved with this Cert HE have extensive links with external bodies, companies and the 3rd sector, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter. They are also all experienced Nurse practioners who still have active links to the local NHS trust ensuring that modern clinical practice is embedded within the programme.

Further information

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