Urgent Care

Urgent Care

Level 4, 20 credits

Course aim

This practice based module is designed to explore and examine the holistic approach to maintaining or improving health and wellbeing. To develop professional decision making in relation to appropriate delivery of skills associated with the care of service users within the pre-hospital urgent care environment.

In order to achieve this aim, you will be focusing on achieving the following modular learning outcomes:

  • Recognise and manage acute conditions
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge appropriate for the management of urgent cases
  • Exhibit effective and systematic patient assessment using appropriate techniques and equipment
  • Consider relevant legislation relating to health and safety, focussing on personal protective equipment, infection control and manual handling
  • Communicate appropriately with patients and members of the multi-disciplinary team

The outcomes will be achieved by combining classroom learning with independent and guided study. There will also be a work placement aspect.

Course length

The delivery will be over a 14 week period with a small number of attendances. There will be a blended approach to support the learning; this means that online and electronic resources will be provided for use during private study time. 

There will need to be interaction in the online environment and therefore a good standard of IT ability is required. There will be a practice aspect, which involves completion of competencies associated with urgent care.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit.


There is a requirement for full attendance for each of the sessions, whether they are in class or through the technology enhanced learning environment. Attendance in practice is an essential aspect of the module.

Course Content
  • Manual handling
  • Clinical decision making
  • Confidentiality
  • Infection control
  • Documentation
  • Patient positioning
  • Consent
  • Principles of patient assessment
  • Communication
  • Ambulance equipment
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Mental health
  • Wound care
  • Intramuscular injections
  • Vulnerable patients
  • Forming a diagnosis

There is an Observed Structured Clinical Examination and an assessment of practice documentation.

Entry requirements:

Candidates enrolling on this programme will have completed two years employment as an Emergency Medical Technician or be nominated by an ambulance service.

CPD award

This module may form part of the CertHE in Urgent and Emergency Care or alternatively, may be studied as a stand-alone CPD Programme.

How to apply

Please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829