Manchester Metropolitan University

Emergency Medicine

This course offers professional education and an academic qualification for nurses and physicians working in emergency contexts. There are three distinct study routes available, all of which have been designed entirely by nurses and physicians experienced in emergency care. Teaching is online and based around a virtual hospital with problem based learning, online lectures, tutorials, web links and online discussions with colleagues and fellow students. The course is made up of two phases. Phase One provides a range of core and elective units from which students can select their personalised route. Phase Two consists of a substantial practitioner project in a chosen field of emergency medicine.

Course modules

Modules include: Core Units: Acute medical emergencies I; emergency life support; evidence-based emergency practice; human resource management in the emergency department; legal aspects of emergency medicine; major incident management; managing the emergency department; paediatric emergencies; psychosocial emergencies; study design and execution in emergency medicine; surgical emergencies; trauma emergencies.

Assessment methods

Practice-focussed written assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 - 7 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 - 7 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 - 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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