The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Emergency Practitioner (Top-up)

Why choose this course?

This course is aimed at staff working in emergency care settings such as minor injury units, urgent care centres, emergency departments, the ambulance service, NHS walk in centres and General Practice.

They will find the emergency care programme at the University of Wolverhampton relevant and stimulating.

Courses can be tailored to the needs of the individual student.

Staff working in primary care settings may find the content relevant either as stand alone modules or as options within a degree programme.

All students of the University enjoy the support of the virtual learning environment which allows students to study at a time and place most convenient for you.

What happens on the course?

The full Hons degree is 6 modules. This includes 4 core modules, the research component of the award and 1 elective module such as the emergency care of the child, non-medical prescribing (V150), leadership or any other module of interest and relevance from the undergraduate prospectus.

The 4 core modules of the award are:

6HW067 Minor Injuries for Emergency Practitioners

6HW071 Theory into Practice for Minor Injuries Practitioners

6HW068 Minor Illnesses for Emergency Practitioners

6HW073 Theory into Practice for Minor Illnesses Practitioners.

These modules are worth 20 credits each.

When studied as stand alone modules or as an option within a degree programme 6HW067 and 6HW071 theory and practice modules must be studied together. This also applies to 6HW068 and 6HW073.

To view dates and times of the core modules please click on the relevant module below:

Why Wolverhampton?

The BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner award attracts students from the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire and has repeatedly received positive evaluation by students. Students value the clinical relevance of the course. They also appreciate the ability to undertake formative assessment by means of the virtual learning environment prior to taking the summative assessment for the modular work.

The continuing clinical activity of the award team is valued by students who are able to reflect upon and share real world challenges associated with applying theory to practice.

The course is flexible and to an extent the content can be tailored to suit the individual needs of the student which may be dictated by their particular workplace or learning needs.

What our students think

"The communication with and support from the module leader was fantastic’

‘have learned lots of new information to apply to my practice’

‘overall the course was fab, excellent teaching style and easy to learn’

‘every part of the course related to my job’

‘tutor’s knowledge superb – has an excellent ability to teach essential information’

‘I was able to contact the lecturer at any time for support’

Career path

The acquisition of the award will allow the individual to independently manage the care of a large proportion of any urgent and emergency care workload.

These skills are transferable across these settings and the student will have a unique passport of skills that enables them to fill the expanding collection of non-medical practitioner posts in a variety of settings.

Our students have gone onto take positions in Acute Hospital Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Centres and Minor Injuries Units regionally and nationally

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you will be able to:-

Critically reflect on professional expertise, clinical judgement and ethical decision-making skills used in the collaborative provision of healthcare in the multicultural setting.

Critically appraise the research underpinning practice and modern healthcare and apply knowledge in an enterprising way (including the use of advanced technologies appropriate to the role).

Apply skills in physical examination, history taking and appropriate documentation to lead on the delivery of holistic, patient focused assessment of need in traumatic injury and undifferentiated illness in both the adult and the child and differentiate between a range of complex conditions.

Collate evidence gained during clinical examination, order appropriate investigations arrive at a working diagnosis and justify an individualised plan of care.

Utilise a sound evidence base for practice and advanced diagnostic skills that enable safe and effective discharge or referral of patients with traumatic injury and undifferentiated illness.

Critically reflect on the role of the Emergency Practitioner as a role-model to provide guidance and support; to nurture your own and others intellectual curiosity in accordance with your Professional Code.

Entry requirements

Registration with an appropriate professional body.

You must have 120 credits at level 4 (certificate) and 120 credits at level 5 (diploma or foundation degree). A completed BSc / BA degree or higher award cannot be considered for these credits as they have already been claimed.

This award is aimed at experienced staff with a sound understanding of the general principles of emergency and urgent care who are now ready to develop into a more independent role in practice. You must have 2 years post registration experience as a Health Professional.

Applicants should apply direct to the University and if seeking support from an employer should agree this in advance of an application.

Please be aware that in order to apply you must have secured your own clinical placement area with appropriate mentor support before you submit an application.

Course fees and finance

Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact us for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

The fees displayed are for the full length of the course (2 Years).

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