15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Computer literacy

Aims/Description: Delivered by online learning, the module introduces candidates to the core principles and concepts in pre-hospital, event and expedition medicine. The medical needs of the acutely ill or injured patient start long before arrival at hospital. Appropriate knowledge and delivery of immediate care is key to survival and optimal outcome from subsequent hospital care. This module extends beyond the scope of medical knowledge addressing key concepts of current practice, developments in pre-hospital care and application to the many challenging situations in which patients may require rescue and treatment including some of the practical competencies required. It will provide understanding of emergency services┐ roles, developments in paramedic and physician-based systems and explore the planning and considerations required for event and expedition medicine.

Staff Contact: Fiona Sampson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Placements, Clinical work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Health and Related Research):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK