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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Lancaster Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

For the PGCert: Emergency Care: Practice Development, you will be required to undertake the following core modules: Consultation and Physical Examination: Health Assessment Skills (20 credits) Care of Minor illness and Minor injuries (20 credits) Management of Acute Illness and Major trauma (20 credits). The Consultation and Physical examination skills module run over 2 semesters has the choice of face to face delivery on the Lancaster campus or purely online/distance learning. The Consultation and Physical examination skills module requires you to be deemed competent in the physical examinations and you will need to have access to a relevant clinical area in order to practise and achieve these competencies.

Course summary

You'll learn how to develop your knowledge and skills in emergency care. You will study 3 specially selected modules in minor and major illnesses and trauma, and Consultation and Physical examination skills. These 3 modules have been popular in the past with primary care, pre-hospital and emergency care clinicians and are now comprised as one award in order to maximise your learning.

Graduate destinations

This course is a vital steppingstone that will help you to improve your abilities and to impress senior decision makers. Whether you intend to pursue further study, seek promotion, or to improve you effectiveness in your current position, this course will support you in taking your next step.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,267per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 77 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%


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