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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Emergency Clinical Care Emergency First Aid

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The MSc Emergency Practitioner is an innovative and exciting course that aims to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills important to the Emergency practitioner. The course will support you in developing your ability to find and critically evaluate the evidence base for interventions in practice and identify the implications for your practice. It is designed to enable and empower you to safely and effectively fulfil this dynamic role in practice, facilitating the links between specialist theory and practice and enhancing your critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Potential Career Paths

This course is suitable for experienced staff from a variety of unscheduled care settings including first contact and urgent care centres, minor injury units, primary care, pre-hospital care, out-of-hours services, and emergency departments. On completion of this course you will reflect a knowledgeable and enterprising approach to emergency healthcare and adopt a critical, analytical and imaginative approach to your developing practice.

Emergency Practitioner skills are highly sought after by employers across a variety of healthcare settings. Whether you intend to remain in a largely clinical role or plan a broader, more managerial role in healthcare this course will enable you to showcase your personal and professional development as a practitioner and leader of healthcare services.


This module will develop your knowledge around the assessment and management of a range of minor illnesses across the lifespan. The module starts by examining the general principles of clinical examination within the context of minor illness before specifically addressing particular minor illnesses relating to the respiratory, ENT, abdominal, genito-urinary and MSK systems. The module also provides you with the opportunity to learn the appropriate way to request and interpret investigations and to appreciate their relevance to enhancing the clinical examination process.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You must be a qualified nurse or paramedic or other allied health professional with appropriate current professional registration with a statutory regulator, such as the NMC, HCPC or GPhC. You must have a minimum of 24 months post-registration experience, and be working in a primary care, emergency care, urgent care, unscheduled care, first contact or pre-hospital care setting.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton is a fantastic place for postgraduate study, putting students firmly first, and encouraging them to “Be who you want to be.” To discover what that means for each student, the university provides the guidance, facilities and expertise needed, including: High-quality education and training World-leading research (REF2021) Excellent student support Opportunities for social mobility (Higher Education...more

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