Health care professional attending to a patient.

Key Information

Part-time

1 year

Typical Offer

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Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Subject to Validation

UCAS Code

None

Course Code

PHCRCAPC

PG Cert Pre Hospital Critical Care

This course aims to develop health care professionals as clinicians who can embark upon more specialised and practical training.

Key Information

Part-time

1 year

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Subject to Validation

UCAS Code

None

Course Code

PHCRCAPC

John McKenzie - Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

John McKenzie - Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

John is an experienced paramedic who has worked across England but has always been based around Lincolnshire. He has worked on a variety of platforms delivering prehospital urgent, emergency and critical care and continues clinical practice in addition to his responsibilities at the University of Lincoln.

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Welcome to PG Cert Pre Hospital Critical Care

This course is delivered in partnership with the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) and aims to build on the existing knowledge and skills of health care professionals and developing their practice when dealing with critically unwell patients away from acute, hospital settings. You can find out more about LIVES online: https://www.lives.org.uk/what-we-do/.

Students will be taught by our experienced academic team who will utilise theory and practice to give students the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of a variety of situations, including patient care, systems, and circumstances where critical care may be required, all with specific reference to UK practice. Students will explore the key themes of patient care, systems that pre-hospital critical care operates in, and circumstances in which it is delivered. Studying these areas will provide the perfect opportunity for students to become clinicians who are ready to embark upon more specialised, practical training.

The PG Cert Pre-hospital Critical Care is delivered by experienced academics and jointly run with an eminent provider of pre-hospital critical care, theory and practice will be utilised to give students a thorough understanding of situations, both in terms of patients, systems, and circumstance where critical care may be required and in reference to UK practice.

How You Study

Students will learn via a blend of in-person, directed, and non-directed study including seminars, workshops, and practical skills labs and assessments.

An Introduction to Your Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Circumstances of Prehospital Critical Care 2022-23HEP9006MLevel 72022-23Students will be able to advance their knowledge and understanding of settings that require a need for pre-hospital critical care, alongside terms of frequency and identifying potential scene hazards. Key elements such as human factors, customer relationship management, and command and control will also be explored. There will also be a significant focus on developing students' leadership capabilities throughout this module.CorePatients in Prehospital Critical Care 2022-23HEP9004MLevel 72022-23This module will focus on individual, specific treatment of patients who require critical care. Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, use of sedation and anaesthetics, and surgical procedures.CoreSystems Involved in Prehospital Critical Care 2022-23HEP9005MLevel 72022-23Students will explore the ways pre-hospital critical care is provided to patients and how related systems operate. Major trauma networks, local resilience forums and intensive care will be discussed, along with legal and moral aspects such as coroners courts, the ambulance service, and investigations.Core

Fees

Please note, this course is not open for overseas students. 

Pre-hospital Health Care - PG Cert2022/23 Entry

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£3,000

For information about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages.

Other Costs

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

To be eligible to apply for this programme, applicants must be registered health care professionals in the UK and must be able to demonstrate experience of providing pre-hospital care.

Features

The course is delivered in partnership with LIVES, a Lincolnshire charity delivering pre-hospital emergency medicine to people suffering a medical or traumatic emergency across the county. The geography and infrastructure of Lincolnshire creates challenges for delivering a timely and skilled response to medical emergencies. LIVES exists to help address these challenges. They bring people, skills, equipment and knowledge to people suffering a medical emergency in Lincolnshire.

Career Opportunities

Qualifications in pre-hospital critical care services are widley sought after in areas such as air ambulances and medical response teams and would demonstrate very effective CPD for pre-hospital professionals or as an introduction to pre-hospital emergency medicine for those less acquainted with the specialism.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.