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PD5003: MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCY INJURIES FOR ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The course is developed to prepare practitioners with a professional registration in healthcare for a clinical role as an advanced autonomous practitioner working within a range of settings such as pre-hospital, community, primary or emergency care.  The focus of this course is the development of specialist knowledge and skills related to clinical assessment, diagnosis, investigations, treatment and relevant referral pathways for patients presenting with undifferentiated range of emergency injury symptoms. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Helen Gray

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The skills and knowledge gained from undertaking this course will enable to practitioner to demonstrate a high degree of complex decision making skills, expertise and knowledge in managing risk and safety in the clinical context and environment within their area or practice. The skills and knowledge gained from this course will enable you to competently assess patients with injuries requiring urgent assessment and management including referral if required.  The course will cover full musculoskeletal assessment, management and treatment including fractures, strains, sprains and dislocations.  It will also cover wound assessment and management, interpretation of blood results and x-rays as well as the professional, legal and ethical implications of this level of care. 

 

Aim:- To prepare the Practitioner for autonomous practice within defined protocols to asses, diagnose, treat, discharge or escalate care for the patient as appropriate. 


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Feedback

Information will be provided at induction and in the course handbook that will be available on MyAberdeen.

Feedback will be given along with the grading of the assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseEnable the practitioner to:- Critically synthesize the findings of the assessment, lab reports and radiological results to determine an appropriate management plan including re-evaluation
ConceptualAnalyseEnable the practitioner to:- Practice safely and autonomously within their area of competence whilst also working within the team and prioritising clinical needs
ProceduralApplySuccessful completion of the course will enable the practitioner to:- Assess, prioritise and manage patients with emergent injury

OSCE

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 32 Feedback Weeks 35

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Feedback

Information will be provided at induction and in the course handbook that will be available on MyAberdeen.

Feedback will be given along with the grading of the assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseEnable the practitioner to:- Practice safely and autonomously within their area of competence whilst also working within the team and prioritising clinical needs
ProceduralApplySuccessful completion of the course will enable the practitioner to:- Assess, prioritise and manage patients with emergent injury
ReflectionApplySuccessful completion of the course will enable the practitioner to:- Communicate professionally and effectively with all healthcare colleagues, patients and their families

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Feedback

Information will be provided at induction and in the course handbook that will be available on MyAberdeen.

Feedback will be given along with the grading of the assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseEnable the practitioner to:- Practice safely and autonomously within their area of competence whilst also working within the team and prioritising clinical needs
ReflectionApplySuccessful completion of the course will enable the practitioner to:- Communicate professionally and effectively with all healthcare colleagues, patients and their families

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

OSCE

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Reflective report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseEnable the practitioner to:- Critically synthesize the findings of the assessment, lab reports and radiological results to determine an appropriate management plan including re-evaluation
ReflectionApplySuccessful completion of the course will enable the practitioner to:- Communicate professionally and effectively with all healthcare colleagues, patients and their families
ConceptualAnalyseEnable the practitioner to:- Practice safely and autonomously within their area of competence whilst also working within the team and prioritising clinical needs
ProceduralApplySuccessful completion of the course will enable the practitioner to:- Assess, prioritise and manage patients with emergent injury

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