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Advanced HEMS Practice MSc

Bangor University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

About This Course

Recent developments in prehospital care and retrieval medicine within the UK have led to the creation of unique roles for prehospital practitioners, involving advanced practice beyond that offered by traditional responders (for example, ambulance and paramedics.)The aim of this programme is to provide a robust academic framework for individuals who are training to become an advanced practitioner in rotary aviation medicine. The course covers both prehospital care and retrieval, including the management of critically ill patients requiring level 3 inter-hospital transfer. It is intended for experienced healthcare professionals who wish to formalise and develop their practice, and will require learners to develop within credible practice settings. The course is intended to be challenging, and will require learners to demonstrate proficiency in targeted clinical assessment, rapid diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical management in the prehospital environment. In addition, learners will require to be proficient in assisting with the management of level 3 patients, which means a need to demonstrate knowledge and skills in invasive ventilation, invasive haemodynamic monitoring and support, and interpretation of investigations.

Careers

Within Wales

The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Cymru is a unique collaborative venture providing critical care in the prehospital environment and during interhospital transfers. The service is supported by NHS Wales, and by the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.

The response model involves a mix of consultant delivered care, and care delivered by Critical Care Practitioners (CCPs). EMRTS CCPs are committed to a programme of advanced study, supported by a competency framework covering the full range of assessment and treatment in the prehospital and retrieval environment.

This programme is being developed specifically to support the requirements of EMRTS Cymru.

Outside Wales

We expect that a practitioner with this qualification will be in a competitive position to apply for employment in any HEMS service in the UK and abroad. HEMS practice is in a situation of active development currently, and employment opportunities for well-trained practitioners are numerous, but competitive.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 83 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    102 59%

    77th

    43
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    81st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    25

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