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Stand Alone Module

Accident and Emergency

30 Credits

One semester
Start Dates:
September or February
One day per week (Tuesday)
Uxbridge Campus
Available on request
Key Contact:
The Enquiries Team
01494 603 171

Is this course suitable for me?

This 30 credit module is suitable for health care practitioners providing urgent care for patients within an accident and emergency environment.


This module represents a short course for health care practitioners to study the care of patients requiring urgent care. It will enable you to enhance your skills of critical enquiry and evaluate the principles and practices of accident and emergency care. In respect of varying problems, undifferentiated need and levels of dependency appraise the need for timely assessment and appropriate interventions of patients requiring unscheduled urgent care.


Through negotiation with your mentor you will identify and explore your development. Taught sessions will explore related theory providing you with an opportunity to apply this to your practice.

The module will include exploration of:

  • The assessment and interventions required for patients who have an altered physical status, altered psychological status, and altered social status requiring urgent care.
  • The assessment and interventions required for patients suffering from trauma, including family centred care.
  • The assessment and interventions required for patients who present with problems involving the cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory, musculoskeletal, abdominal and reproductive systems.

This content will include people at any point on the life span continuum and consider culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, family influences and multidisciplinary team involvement.

What will I learn?

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise and integrate evidence based knowledge to the clinical problems that patients present when they require urgent care.
  2. Critically analyse and evaluate the evidence base that supports the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of urgent patient care.
  3. Demonstrate clinical skills and competence to meet the increasing demands of the provision of urgent care.
  4. Discuss effective management of patient care, assessment and interventions within the context of their professional discipline and with regard to national and local policies and agendas for health care.

The 30 credits gained from this module can also be used towards a ‘Top Up’ Degree by enrolling on the BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice (Accident and Emergency Care). In order to complete this degree you can automatically transfer these credits on enrolment within a two year period, otherwise application through the CATs Committee will apply.

Knowledge and skills framework (KSF)

This module will address elements of the following KSF’s Dimensions:
Communication; Personal and people development; Heath safety and security; Service improvement; Quality, Equality and diversity; Health & well being (1 – 8)

Teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning strategies will facilitate development and consolidation of clinical assessment, professional and management skills. A variety of strategies will be employed including; assigned reading; key-note lectures to provide depth of insight into specific content; enquiry based learning; development of learning contracts through clinical and link facilitators. You will be encouraged to consider the central issues to your own area of practice and to debate both current provision and future developments. Blackboard VLE will be used to encourage group discussion.

Entry requirements

  • Registered health care professional with minimum 6 months experience in accident and emergency or urgent care.
  • 60 level 5 credits (or equivalent).
  • Support of the clinical manager and a suitably qualified mentor/assessor.
  • Opportunity to work outside usual clinical area, if necessary, to gain specific clinical competence.

How to make an application

Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email

We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.

Student Recruitment Officer
Bucks New University
106 Oxford Road

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Alternatively, if you call us on 01494 603 171 or email we can post you a hard copy application pack.

Students funded by the NHS or other employer

If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.

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