University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Critical Care (Advanced Emergency Practice)

This course is taught in 6 days over a 6-week period; this module addresses the needs of both air and land paramedics and, doctors and allied health care professionals wishing to undertake a primary HEMS role or work in an environment providing advanced medical interventions to a similar level (oil rigs, expeditions etc); students on this course gain an understanding of the concepts and theories surrounding the issues of emergency practice; the teaching and learning style is interactive, drawing on both the expert teachers and the experience of the student's; the aim of this module is to provide the student with a theoretical framework for the acquisition of a range of clinical skills relevant to the primary HEMS clinical setting; these skills support the student in the safe identification and management of a range of clinical conditions where specific interventions are required in order to maximise the clinical outcome; the skills are supported by the relevant theoretical concepts and knowledge.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours in a 1st degree of an approved university in a relevant discipline or disciplines; students with a 1st language that is not English are expected to obtain 1 of the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS of at least 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and writing; TOEFL of at least 92 (internet-based iBT) or PTE 62.

Assessment methods

Students undertake an assignment to demonstrate more in-depth study, review of the literature and/or critical application of the knowledge and skills gained in the taught part of the module; a 2,000-word assignment, a 1 hour examination and a 20 minute presentation during the course of the module are required to gain 20 CATS credits from the module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGA Part-time day £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PGA Part-time day £ 7,595 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

Key information

PG Admissions
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02476 524585