Short courses
Health & Social Care

Principles of Major Trauma Management in the Emergency Setting

University Certificate in Professional Development:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level:Degree
  • Enrolment date: April/May
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information

For healthcare professionals working within pre-hospital and/or emergency departments. You gain a comprehensive knowledge of trauma assessment and management systems within the acute phase of trauma management. You study the assessment, care and management of children and adults with life-threatening traumatic injuries who require emergency care within pre-hospital or emergency department settings.

  • Principles of trauma care
  • Trauma assessment and mechanisms of injury in major trauma
  • Acute assessment of trauma care including primary and secondary surveys
  • Physiological monitoring during the acute trauma phase
  • Recognising and managing haemorrhage and shock during the acute trauma phase
  • Head and facial trauma
  • Chest and abdominal trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Assessing and managing pain
  • Obstetric emergencies in trauma care
  • Assessing and managing burns
  • Managing trauma across the lifespan
  • Traumatic cardiac arrest and effective interventions
  • Leadership and human factors within the trauma team
  • Innovations in trauma care

You learn through a series of online activities and three trauma skills days at the University campus.

How you learn

You gain a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the theoretical and clinical skills required for safely managing major trauma.

Following a brief introduction, you explore key concepts through four distance-learning study days. You then attend three skills days at Teesside University to do practical skills sessions that relate to managing major trauma.

Directed distance learning includes regular pre-reading, course information and additional learning materials. The award is supported by the University’s virtual learning environment and e-learning@tees. Academic guidance is available throughout by phone, email and tutorials.

How you are assessed

The summative assessment comprises two components and must be completed by week 14. The first component is a pass or fail objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) where you complete a 20-minute unseen trauma scenario. The second component is a 15-minute viva (100%) based on the trauma OSCE – you discuss your decision-making and evidence base for the care and interventions during the OSCE.

Entry requirements

You must be working within a pre-hospital and/or emergency department trauma setting.

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level:Degree
  • Enrolment date: April/May
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information