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Institute of Health

Emergency Practitioner (Top up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years

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.

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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 24 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Health

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.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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.  

 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.  


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.

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

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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