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
  • Recognition and management of haemorrhage and shock during the acute trauma phase
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Pain assessment and management
  • Obsteric emergencies in trauma
  • Assessment and management of burns
  • Traumatic cardiac arrest
  • Leadership and human factors within the trauma team
  • Where you study

    You learn through a series of online activities and two 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 will be a 15-minute poster-style presentation followed by five minutes of questions (100%). This can be a single physical poster (A1 size) or a single PowerPoint slide without any form of animation. The subject will be based a developing evidence surrounding the management of major trauma in the emergency setting. Supported by a question and answer style discussion relating to the presentation.

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