Course Structure and Content
Taught over 14 days of contact and with reading assignments and practical exercises to do between classroom episodes, this intensive modular course is designed to provide you with all of the knowledge and skills necessary to work competently as a professional EMT.
Each two day module covers a different aspect of EMT practice and teaching includes didactic lecture-style presentations as well as small group workshops to develop practical skills and scenario-based training to put knowledge and skills into practice. For each module, you will receive a module workbook with reading assignments, tasks and practical exercises to be completed before or after the face-to-face teaching. At the start of the course, you will also receive an Assessment Logbook which will contain all of your formative and summative assessments so that you can learn from errors and develop your skills throughout the course.
Course instructors include doctors, paramedics, advanced medics and advanced practitioners in pre-hospital and emergency care. All of the course faculty are currently practicing and hold advanced qualifications in pre-hospital medicine.
The course culminates with a consolidation and assessment phase including a final written examination and practical assessments covering all of the key knowledge and skills taught and practiced on the course. Successful completion of the course leads to the award of the Remote Medic UK EMT Certificate as well as a number of other certifications.
Module 1 - Anatomy and Physiology for EMT Practice
Introduction to EMT practice
Module 3 - Emergency Care and Resuscitation
Principles of emergency care
Module 5 - Paediatric and Obstetric Care
Module 7 - Consolidation and Assessment
Review and revision of knowledge and skills
Module 2 - Pathophysiology and Patient Assessment
Causes and mechanisms of disease
Module 4 - Trauma Care and Minor Injuries
Module 6 - Ambulance Operations
Patient packaging and transport
On successful completion of the course, you will receive the Remote Medic UK EMT Certificate as well as a number of other highly regarded pre-hospital and emergency care certifications, including:
Basic Trauma and Casualty Care (BTACC) certificate (value £340.00)
Paediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) BLS certificate (subject to approval) (value £340.00)
Resuscitation Council (UK) Immediate Life Support certificate (value £110.00)
HSE First Aid at Work certificate (if within 12 months of expiry) (value £220.00)
Whilst the course covers all of the knowledge and skills that you will need to work as a competent Emergency Medical Technician and we will provide you with support in gaining appropriate experience, none of the certifications awarded consitute a license to practice and we cannot guarantee that you will gain employment as an EMT after the course. Unlike other healthcare professionals, EMTs and Ambulance Technicians in the UK are not licensed or State Registered and there is no legal requirement to hold any particular qualification to be employed as an EMT.
You will need to purchase (or have access to) the following textbooks throughout the course. These books are available from bookshops or from online retailers and will serve as a useful resource throughout your EMT career as well as during the course.
Gregory, P., and Ward, A (2010). Sanders' Paramedic Textbook, Mosby. £33 approx.
Waugh, A., and Grant, A (2010). Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, 11th edition, Elsevier. £28 approx.
Dates and venue for the next course are subject to confirmation but will be held in the Colchester area. Planned dates are as follows but may change:
Module 1 19-20 May 2012
Module 2 26-27 May 2012
Module 3 02-03 June 2012
Module 4 16-17 June 2012
Module 5 23-24 June 2012
Module 6 20 and 22 July 2012
Module 7 11-12 August 2012
Booking and Course Fees
To apply for this course, you must be at least 18 years of age and have completed a minimum of a three-day first aid course and hold a current/recent certification such as the HSE First Aid at Work certificate or IHCD First Person on Scene certificate. Although there are no formal academic entry requirements, you must have good written and spoken English and be capable of intensive classroom and practical study.
The course fee for 2012 is
£1195.00 £950.00 which includes all teaching and assessments, module workbooks and handouts, certification as described above as well as tea and coffeee throughout the taught modules. Special quotations can be provided for groups and organisations who require the course to be delivered for their personnel. The course can also be delivered at your venue(1) either in the UK or overseas(2). To arrange a course at your venue or to be kept informed about upcoming course dates and locations, please contact me here.
To book your place on the course simply download and complete the course application form below and forward it along with a cheque for the full course fee to the address on the application form. Course fees must be paid in full at least one month prior to the course start date.
- Subject to the suitability of the venue and technical and logistical arrangements at the location.
- For overseas bookings the language of instruction is English and candidates should ensure that their understanding of English is sufficient to cope with the clinically technical and intensive nature of the course.
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