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Urgent and Acute Clinical Care PGCert

Key features of this course:

  • This is a multidisciplinary course aimed at developing critical appraisal of the demands placed on primary healthy care professionals, clinical decision making and the assessment and management of patients with a range of clinical conditions
  • The programme equips participants with a range of academic skills applicable in their area of practice
  • This is an interactive programme where participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience with peers  

Providing urgent and acute care in the primary care setting has never been more challenging for health care professionals working in this field, than it is today. The Postgraduate Certificate in Urgent and Acute Clinical Care is designed to respond to the needs of those healthcare professionals, enabling them to rise to the challenges of delivering high quality urgent and acute care for their patients within a complex and demanding primary care environment.

This is a multidisciplinary course aimed at developing critical appraisal of the demands placed on primary health care professionals, clinical decision making and the assessment and management of patients with a range of clinical conditions. In particular the programme allows participants to explore approaches to the provision of urgent and acute care for patients with longer term conditions, the frail elderly and those patients with potentially life threatening conditions.

The programme equips participants with a range of academic skills applicable in their area of practice. This includes academic writing, reading and evaluating research, appreciating evidence based practice and problem solving.

This is an interactive programme where participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience with peers and interact with the subject experts delivering the sessions.

The programme is constructed from three interlinked modules, with each module being built around 5 taught days with further directed and self directed study between the taught components. Each module is taught and assessed at postgraduate masters level, with 20 credits attributed to each of the modules.


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Entry requirements

• An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in a health related subject or equivalent professional qualifications, experience and evidence of continuing professional development in appropriate areas.

• Students whose first language is not English will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the programme (e.g. IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in each element, or equivalent).

• In addition, students may be required to undertake the module “English for Specific Purposes – Health and Social Care” during the University Induction period.

• International students must hold a qualification equivalent to a UK first or second class honours degree. Students can check their qualification with the International Recruitment Team at: international@worc.ac.uk

• UK students being sponsored by their employer must provide evidence of employer approval and payment agreement.

• Students must be employed as a medical or clinical practitioner

• Students must have completed an advanced health assessment programme or present a clinical portfolio evidencing health assessment practice.


Study options

The award of Post Graduate Certificate in Urgent and Acute Clinical Care is made on successful completion of all 3 modules. Students may opt to study modules on a stand alone basis and will, on successful completion, receive the academic credits for that module. There is no alternative award for the completion of 1 or 2 of the modules

Get in touch

Programme lead
Dr Tim Kilner
t.kilner@worc.ac.uk
01905 542041

CPD Administrator
01905 855546
cpdinfo@worc.ac.uk

Admissions
01905 855111
admissions@work.ac.uk

 

 

Course content

Modules

The programme is constructed from three interlinked modules, with each module being built around 5 taught days with further directed and self directed study between the taught components. Each module is taught and assessed at postgraduate masters level, with 20 credits attributed to each of the modules.

The modules are:

UACC4001 Urgent care for adults with long term conditions (20 credits)
UACC4002 Urgent care of the frail elderly (20 credits)
UACC4003 Acute and life threatening care (20 credits)


Year 1

Core modules:

PDHS4015: Urgent Care for adults with Long Term Conditions (level 7, 20 credits)
The rise in the number of people living with a long term condition, and the associated contact with health and social care, is placing an increased burden on health and social care services. This has resulted in an increase in urgent and acute presentations at A&E departments, which prompted a review of urgent and emergency care. Clinicians now have access to a wide range of care setting and treatment options instead of the more traditional admission to secondary care. These options include access to out of hours services, urgent care walk in centres and management at the scene, including providing care in or as close to people’s homes as possible. This module focuses on the presentation, assessment and care and management of urgent and acute care for people living with one or more long terms condition.


PDHS4016: Urgent Care and the Frail Elderly (level 7, 20 credits)
Managing the often complex needs of those older adults with a range of co-morbidities can present many challenges to health and social care professionals. There is a need for integrated, multiagency care to support the care of the frail elderly who require urgent care. To further develop clinician’s knowledge and confidence when working with this client group this module recognises the need for risk stratification and the planning of urgent care provision for the frail elderly. In addition this module is designed to strengthen the student’s confidence in the care and management of the frail elderly in the community and provide appropriate treatment according to best practice.

PDHS4017: Acute and Life Threatening Care (level 7, 20 credits)
Drawing on best practice this module will further develop the student’s knowledge, skills and confidence in their management of those who present with acute and life threatening conditions. There will be a focus on the advanced assessment of adults and children with relation to acute and life threatening care and the immediate treatment they require to support safe transfer. This will include the development of both the leadership and management skills required to successfully manage these situations. In addition the long term impact for patients who survive an acute and life threatening situation will be related to the student’s practice in primary care

 


Module options:

Students must complete all 3 modules for the award of PGCert UACC, but they can study individual modules a stand alone basis

 

 


Employability

Employability

The PG Dip in Urgent and Acute Clinical Care is designed to respond to the needs of those healthcare professionals, enabling them to rise to the challenges of delivering high quality urgent and acute care for their patients within a complex and demanding primary care environment.

How to apply

How to apply

Apply for September 2017 enrolment

Apply for this course - part time

Please make your application via our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office on 01905 855111 or pg-admissions@worc.ac.uk

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