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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Nursing Emergency Clinical Care

Course type


Course Summary

This course is ideal if you’re a healthcare practitioner seeking to advance your practice and enhance your knowledge of evidence-based research. Throughout this course you’ll develop and explore knowledge, skills and professional capability in managing the complex needs of the patient in the emergency care arena. You’ll take part in lectures and skills workshops, with a significant emphasis on interactive scenario-based simulation training and opportunities to apply new knowledge and skills within your specialty practice. Learning and teaching in clinical practice will be under the supervision of an experienced practitioner within your own clinical area. Our course will build on the strength of your experience and expertise, as a practitioner, and will develop your skills by critically examining, recognizing and tackling the commonest causes of avoidable hospital mortality and morbidity in critical care through improved patient safety and compassionate care. By successfully completing this course you’ll be well placed to take on an advanced clinical practitioner role in an emergency care setting. Employers have directly contributed to the development of this course and the 60 credit theory/practice module requires employer mentoring ensuring that both the curriculum and you are fit for practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date



This module explores all aspects of adult acute care and the support required for family or carers. It builds on the concept of Quality Critical Care (2005), recognising that individuals have the right to specialist care, regardless of location or speciality. Patient safety is an absolute priority and lessons learnt from the NPSA reports (2007,2008) and the initiative of 'Reducing Harm from Deterioration' (Patient Safety First 2008) is incorporated as an outcome measure. Maintaining adequate tissue perfusion and oxygenation is essential for life.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

This course is not currently available for International students - please contact the University for further details.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should be graduates in Nursing with a minimum 2:2 classification and 2 years clinical experience in emergency care. Students who do not meet this criterion may be considered at the discretion of the Course Leader.