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Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (PGCert)

Learn emergency clinical and prescribing skills through our blended PGCert course for pharmacists and nurses.

Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

Our Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (ASTEM) PGCert course will enable registered pharmacists and nurses to independently evaluate and assess emergency department patients with minor injuries and illnesses.

You will also build the knowledge and skills needed to independently recommend and/or prescribe appropriate medicines for emergency treatment.

Learning will take place both online and in person thanks to the blended nature of the course.

Hospital pharmacists will be able to manage emergency department patients in addition to working as part of a multidisciplinary emergency team upon completion of this PGCert course.

Part of the course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online form.

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Certificate
Duration
1 year- PG Cert
Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course can be found within the links below:

Full entry requirements

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1798
How to apply

The ASTEM course comprises of the two following short courses:

Independent Prescribing  

and

Advanced Clinical Skills

You will need to apply for both courses, please see the links above for information on these short courses and how to apply. The deadline for applications for these courses is 1st July 2016.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (ASTEM) is a 60-credit, Level 7, postgraduate programme.

The programme comprises two 30-credit courses: Independent Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Skills.

Our Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (ASTEM) PGCert course will enable registered pharmacists to independently evaluate and assess patients who present to the emergency department. You will also build the knowledge and skills needed to independently recommend and/or prescribe appropriate medicines for emergency treatment.

Learning will take place both online and in person thanks to the blended nature of the course.

Hospital pharmacists will be able to manage emergency department patients in addition to working as part of a multidisciplinary emergency team upon completion of this PGCert course.

Part of the course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Open days

Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on a  postgraduate taught open day .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,800

For September 2016:

For students with support from the Pharmacy Department, tuition fees will be paid in full for the ASTEM programme by Health Education North West. This is as part of a funding initiative to develop the role of pharmacists in the Emergency Department.

In addition, there is some additional funding available for Acute Trusts to backfill for student time for undertaking the PG Certificate in ASTEM.