Graduate Training for Healthcare Providers in EMS
Applications are now open for September 2016. The deadline for applications is Thursday 31st March.
The programme is open to Registered doctors, nurses and advanced paramedics with experience of working in the field of pre-hospital care. Paramedics with a relevant primary degree and registered with the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council may be considered on a case by case basis.
General practitioners who provide emergency pre-hospital care and and doctors in this field with an interest working as medical advisors in this area may find the course of particular interest. All participants will build on and contribute their existing clinical expertise and experience to the development of an effective inter-professional approach to patient care in this most demanding of settings.
Year one of the programme will introduce candidates to the core competencies required to manage medical and trauma emergencies in both adults and children in the pre-hospital phase of care. Therapeutics, skills training and care in special circumstances, including aspects of retrieval care, will be included in this phase.
Year two will include critical appraisal skills, a research dissertation and a clinical placement involving delivery of advanced pre-hospital emergency care.
The face to face components of the course will mainly be at UCD, these sessions will be held over various weekends and 0.5 - 1.0 day at the Schools of Medicine in UCD campus.
MSc EMS (IC) 2016 (pdf)