Emergency Care

Key information

Course Leader: Vijaya Rajoo Naidu

Level: 7

Credits: 30

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 50, Independent Hours - 250

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 23/01/2023

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 30 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

It is an expectation that course participants are qualified nurses (NMC registrant) currently working in an Emergency Care setting (minimum 6 months experience) where on-going patient care is essential as it facilitates the consolidation of learning.

Completion of Assessment - Physiology-Based (7HSK0171) is a pre-requisite for this module.

Students applying for both modules will need to apply for the MSc Contemporary Nursing programme.

Applicants will normally need a degree in a health-related discipline which includes a research focused module. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered.

Applications from those who have no previous level 6 study will be considered on an individual basis but will first need to meet with the admissions tutor, Aileen Wilson, to discuss their application.                                                                         

If you have non-UK academic qualifications you will need to supply evidence of comparability. The organisation ECCTIS will supply this for a reasonable fee https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/SOC/Default.aspx.

You should also have current professional registration (e.g NMC) and be employed as a health care professional in an appropriate setting. 

Course Overview

The module aims to enhance your existing knowledge and professional capacity from an evidence-based perspective and to apply clinical reasoning skills to the nursing management of clients in Emergency Care setting.

This module is designed for qualified nurses who want to further develop their skills in the management of patients in an Emergency Care setting. It focuses on the wider context of acute care and prepares participants to expand their role from a novice to a competent practitioner. Participants will be encouraged to develop skills to appropriately respond to physiological, psychological and social underpinnings of care of patients requiring emergency intervention and those with less acute problems. The module will provide participants with a chance to develop essential theoretical knowledge, critique their development role, review current research to support them throughout their clinical practice.


The assessment for this module will be:

  •  Coursework 1 -  50%
  •  Coursework 2 – 50%
  •  Coursework (Pass/Fail) – competency document

The assignment enables you to demonstrate evidence-based clinical skills and knowledge underpinning care of patients in an Emergency Care setting.  For further assessment details please contact the Module Leader.