The programme is patient-focused, exploring the physical and psychosocial changes that occur for both the patient and their wider family. You will study the revolution in trauma care nationally and internationally, including trauma team management of seriously injured individuals, changes in care delivery systems and clinical governance.
Specialist modules are led by expert clinicians with academic support from a leading research intensive University. Our ultimate aim is for you to further improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for patients who sustain major trauma and their families.
The aims of the programme are to:
- Promote the development of collaborative working, decision making, independent practice, IT skills, communication, teamwork and leadership.
- Provide a thriving learning environment where you will explore current clinical and organisational practice, locally and within the wider health and social care policy context.
- Foster originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research paradigms and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in trauma care practice.
- Enable you to develop an understanding of the psychosocial effects of the patient journey and the holistic approach to family and patient-centred care.
View the programme specification document for this course
All applications should be made through the University of Southampton online portal. Visit our How to Apply page for information on the application process. For further information about the course, please contact programme lead, Ursula Rolfe: U.I.Rolfe@soton.ac.uk
Part-time students will access the modules over a period of up to five years. Each module will normally involve a period of 5 days taught time, which would be augmented by independent study time. To enable students from outside the locality and overseas to access the programme the module will be taught in blocks of up to five consecutive days and is supported by on line learning materials using the University’s on-line learning system, Blackboard.
- Teaching takes place at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) in partnership with the level one trauma centre based there
- The programme has been developed by practicing clinicians with in-depth experiences of trauma sciences, such as Dr Andy Eynon, previous director of the level one trauma centre at UHS
- The Major Trauma Practicum enables you to track the patient journey from pre-hospital to rehabilitation
- You have the opportunity to complete the programme at your own pace through selection of individual modules. These can be built into either Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level qualifications
- The course can be studied full-time up to 2 years for programme completion if required, or part-time from 2 to 5 years
Professor Crouch is a clinical academic working in the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton and his research focuses around the subject area.
Dr. Eynon was the first director of major trauma at University Hospital Southampton (2010-2015) and continues to be responsible for the management of critically injured patients.
Ursula is a Specialist Paramedic Practitioner and is programme lead for MSc Trauma Sciences.
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Typical entry requirements
Please note these may be subject to change
This flexible programme runs for between twelve and eighteen months of full-time study, or between two and five years part-time. Please note: you can register for individual modules, a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or the full MSc. Up to 20 ECTs may be studied on a ‘stand-alone’ basis prior to programme enrolment.
To be admitted onto the programme you would normally be expected to:
- have a 2.2. or above degree in any subject
- be registered with a professional body within a trauma setting.
In addition to the above, international and EU students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of the English Language to be able to benefit from and participate in all academic activities at the University of Southampton. They are required to have
- reached a satisfactory standard* in an approved test in English OR
- to have obtained a first degree from a UK university that has been taught and assessed in English OR
- to have been instructed and assessed in English and come from a country which appears on the list of those exempt from testing.
*More detail regarding the required satisfactory standard, which is reviewed regularly, should be confirmed with the Faculty of Health Sciences Admissions team at PGapply.FHS@soton.ac.uk.
Further information can be found at www.southampton.ac.uk/international/entry_reqs/english_language.shtml
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Typical course content
To enrol on this course you must enter at a Master’s degree level. You can however elect to leave the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Trauma Sciences, by meeting the module requirements below. You can also choose to study the modules outlined below individually and can build your way up to a qualification as desired.
Master of Science (MSc) Trauma Sciences
For the award of MSc Trauma Sciences, you must attain 90 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits. To do so, you must successfully complete the following compulsory modules:
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Trauma Sciences
For the award of PGDip Trauma Sciences, you must attain 60 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits. To do so, you must successfully complete the following compulsory modules:
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Trauma Sciences
For the award of PGCert Trauma Sciences, you must attain 30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits. To do so, you must successfully complete the following compulsory modules:
The remaining 20 ECT credits can be attained by selecting further optional modules:
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the
programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage
of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide
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Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such
essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the
academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile|
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
|Other||Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo. |
|Equipment||Standard equipment and materials will be provided where appropriate, unless otherwise specified in a module profile.
In the practicum equipment other than standard i.e. stethoscope, fob watch, and torch - students will bear the costs of such alternatives.|
|Clothing||You will be expected to wear suitable clinical uniform (scrubs) and adhere to UHSFT uniform policy.|
|Travel||You will be expected to fund personal travel to and from UHSFT and to other supporting services i.e. paramedic service.|
|Conference expenses ||You will be expected to self-fund any conferences you might wish to attend while on the programme.|
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated
with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also
ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and
Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.