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Developments in Trauma Care

Developments in Trauma Care

Level 6, 20 Credits

Course aim

Completing this course will enable you to critically appraise the current concepts and practices involved in trauma management locally, nationally and internationally.

Course length

The programme will be delivered over 14 weeks, commencing in September.

Course cost

The total cost for this CPD module is £800.

Course structure

Developments in Trauma Care uses a blended approach to learning, including interactive lectures in class. All sessions and course materials will be available through Canvas, LJMU's virtual learning environment.


The course requires full attendance for each of the 4 sessions at LJMU, it is not delivered externally.

Course content

During the theory-based module, you will look at various aspects relating to major trauma, including: 

  • national and international systems
  • trauma management
  • wider implications of major trauma
  • the cost of trauma to society 
  • roles of the various professionals 

You will have the opportunity to review the roles of other health care professionals, in terms of managing a range of trauma situations. These will include:

  • single trauma victims
  • polytrauma
  • multiple casualty 
  • major incident procedures

You will develop an appreciation of the impact of any trauma situation in terms of the economics, locally and nationally. You will also review the psychological impact of trauma for all involved.


You will be assessed via a 4,500 word assignment focusing on a critical analysis of an aspect of major trauma and the impact it has on the patient and/or your organisation.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted onto this course, you must have:

  • current registration as a health care professional
  • current employment in an appropriate post in health or social care in order to fulfill practice-related learning requirements and/or assessments
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates
This CPD will not be running for the 2019/20 academic year.
Further information 

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829

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