Postgraduate Programmes

Introduction

This unique programme is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the critical skills, knowledge and competence to provide state of the art care for patients in prehospital and emergency care environments. The aim is to develop critical thinking, team and leadership skills, to encourage innovation and to help tomorrow’s leaders make decisions safely and effectively.

 

Programme Objectives

 

On completion of the Diploma course, students should be able to assess and manage common emergency problems in the prehospital and emergency environment; understand the scientific basis for common emergency problems; understand the importance of communication and coordination between the various services providing prehospital and emergency care to the public and Understand the principles of command and control for the emergency services and their importance during the management of mass casualty incidents.

In addition, on completion of the Masters course, students should understand the principles of research methodology, with special emphasis on research in the prehospital and emergency environment; have a solid understanding of basic statistics; be able to critically appraise other scientific work; and have an advanced knowledge of prehospital and emergency care specific to their role.