Accident and Emergency Practice course (NSA 3503 and NSA 4503)

  • Dates: October to January
  • Times: Full day, one day per week October to December, plus three day block in January
  • Lecturer: Kate Ambrose


Hendon campus


Some of our students have their course fees covered by CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University.

Alternatively other students pay their own fees or are sponsored by their employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

Information for all students including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students can be found here.

Course overview:

Number of credits: 30 

Level: 6 or 7

Counts towards: BSc Nursing Studies and MSc Nursing Studies

This module encourages use of self direction in learning through the delivery style and incorporates simulated learning in trauma and life threatening situations. The trauma content allows the development of safe practice through simulation culminating in the trauma moulage.

Who is the Module for:  This module is designed for emergency nurses who wish to develop their speci alist knowledge base and competent practice in emergency care.

Aims:  To enable students to gain in-depth understanding of the nature of Emergency Care, and the role of the Practitioner in meeting the varied needs of the client groups. To enable the student to develop proficiency in the delivery of Emergency care in life threatening, acute emergency and trauma situations.

Narrative & Content:  Clinical decision making Triage and assessment; Evidence-based practice; Reflective practice; Innovations in practice; 

Management of:

  • medical surgical patients
  • women’s needs
  • children
  • mental health needs
  • elderly patients
  • Orthopaedic patients
  • minor injuries
  • wounds
  • Health promotion and education in Emergency care
  • Legal and ethical issues for emergency care
  • ECG Workshop
  • Counselling skills in emergencies
  • Crisis and bereavement counselling
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependency.


Students must be currently working in an accident and emergency setting, with a years clinical experience, six months of which has been in A&E. Evidence of ability to study at Levels 6 or 7 (as applicable). Professional registration with the NMC.

Barred combination:



Trauma Moulage; Clinical portfolio including competence tool.

How to apply:

Download an application form by following the link from our CPD health webpage.


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