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 on 01224 262610 or at

For further information on the module, please contact Kevin Forbes on 01224 262912 or at

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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