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  • Academic Title
    Interprofessional Practice: Civil Emergency Management MSc
  • Course description
    This course can enhance your promotion prospects, improve service sensitivity and efficiency in how you manage and deliver your services and improve interprofessional practice when dealing with civil emergencies. The route brings together all the skills needed to manage civil emergencies. Its focus is the significance of working together effectively in order to turn procedures into sound interprofessional practice when working with civil emergencies of all sorts.

    The increasing recognition, both nationally and internationally, of the implications for practice arising from civil emergencies, makes this an essential course for people working with survivors and their communities. This course meets the requirements of current UK government policies encouraging partnerships and interdisciplinary working between professional and voluntary services.

    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to turn procedures into sound interprofessional practice based on the research evidence.  

    What is the course content?

    Teaching methods on the course are innovative and encourage interdisciplinary learning.  The process of working in partnership across professions is integral to the delivery of the course.

    Designed for those working at strategic, tactical and/or operational levels, you will acquire and develop a skill set enabling you both to plan for and respond to a crisis.

    The course is flexible to meet the needs of the busy practitioner.  At City we have worked with professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors to provide modules focused on practice and process.

    For the MSc you must gain 180 credit points, each module consists of 15 credit points.  To obtain the MSc you will also have to complete the dissertation module, which is worth 60 credit points and compulsory/core modules totalling 30 credit points.

    Who will be teaching you?

    Our lecturers are drawn form the fields of inter-agency emergency care and applied psychosocial sciences, to provide invaluable first hand experience.  With career backgrounds, including the three land-based emergency services, major trauma and hospital accident and emergency services, the City University Emergency Care Team is extensively experienced in the field of civil emergency management, both in planning for and responding to incidents.  We have a proven track record in interprofessional education, practice development, research and consultancy.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Applicants are invited from a wide range of backgrounds.  If your role includes contingency planning, the effects of intentional and unintentional violence, injury and trauma and the management of responses to incidents of any nature, your experience is appropriate for this course.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their experience and/or professional qualifications, and have at least two years’ experience in practice. They also must demonstrate their ability to study at Masters level.

    There is no requirement to have a first degree.  All applicants will be expected to attend an interview.

    How long is the course?

    The course takes two years on a part time basis with the opportunity for flexibility in timing of module choice.
    Course modules

        * Partnership in practice (NMM002)
        * Research methods (NMM003)
        * Research dissertation (NMM004)
        * Command, control and communication in civil emergency (NMM072)
        * Health protection and contingency planning (NMM092)
        * Risk management in civil emergencies (NMM074)
        * Casualty management in civil emergencies (NMM075)
        * Beyond crisis: psychosocial services for survivors of violence (NMM005)
        * Legal responses to intentional and unintentional violence (NMM009)

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