The MSc Pre-Hospital Care has been developed for all healthcare practitioners working in the field of pre-hospital care. Pre-hospital care is a diverse practice area covering a range of delivery patterns from medical conditions encountered from minor illnesses and injuries to life-threatening emergencies; settings may be urban, rural or remote. They share many challenging characteristics including rapid decision making, hazardous incident scenes, resource limitations, and unsupported and isolated working conditions.
This course develops your understanding of the strategic challenges faced, the role of emerging technology and practices to meet the demands as well as developing research skills to add to the evidence base of pre-hospital care.
What you study
Throughout the course you l enhance your research skills, improving your knowledge of evidence based practice as well as how research projects are designed culminating in undertaking your own research dissertation.
In addition you study how the challenges of providing pre-hospital care are met across a wide range of practice areas, considering legal constraints and the role of emerging technology to meet the challenges faced.
Where you study
Teesside Universitys Middlesbrough Campus.
How you learn
Teaching methods are a blend of face-to-face and online support. Some modules for part-time students are available online via distance learning. Most modules are delivered in small blocks of face-to-face contact with online resources to support your learning between blocks. This method of delivery facilitates access to the programme for those who are based away from the Teesside area or work irregular shift patterns.
How you are assessed
The course uses a variety of assessment methods including written assignments, the preparation of digital media presentations, project proposals and the final dissertation.
The course has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, paramedics and nurses with extensive experience working across the full range of pre-hospital care.
The course is aimed at experienced pre-hospital practitioners who wish to enhance their understanding of strategic and research issues either to support their own practice, that of others or to prepare to take on advanced roles within their organisation.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Postgraduate funding support
From September 2013 benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:
* are a continuing Teesside University student progressing from an undergraduate to postgraduate course or
* have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2011-12) or
* graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2011-12).