Immediate Care of Medical Acute Surgical Emergencies 30 Credits Level 9; ECTS points 15

1. Overview

This course will equip the student with the ability to develop and synthesise the knowledge and skills necessary to manage medical and surgical emergencies; with the emphasis on chronically ill patients presenting with an acute illness.

This module will be delivered through a series of eight half study days by means of case discussion, role play, SIM man, constructive feedback and discussion of student's experiences.

2. What you will study

Course Content - Triage; history taking; clinical assessment and examination; clinical decision making; prioritising of care; management of patients with a range of acute conditions; evidence based care; inter-sectional collaborative working.

3. Entry requirements

Students should be a registered nurse/health care professional and be able to provide evidence of SCQF Level 8 learning.

4. Student Funding

Course Fee - £980

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £795 .

International Students

  • £1860 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

  • £770 .

International Students

  • £1800 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £750 .

International Students

  • £1750 .

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

  • £1000 per course

International Students

  • £1690 per course

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

For an application form, please contact Lynne Ewen

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30 Credits Level 9; ECTS points 15

Start date


Course length

26 Weeks

Mode of Attendance

Blended Learning / 10 Study Days

Academic school
School of Nursing & Midwifery

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781