This course aims to provide the students with knowlede of state-of-the-art management of the patient with severe trauma according to their professional role. This will be achieved through the comprehension of the scientific evidence in specific areas in traumatology, the ability to discuss and apply state-of-the-art treatment and assess and discuss different trauma management systems.
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
Semester tution start
Number of semesters
Language of instruction
Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
A candidate who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
Can critically appraise knowledge of the appropriate management of specific traumatic injuries and the patient with multi-trauma.
Can discuss scientific evidence in key areas of traumatology with focus on the application and the implementation in current trauma systems.
Can appraise different trauma systems from the individual level to the systemic level and the interaction with cooperating agencies and hospital systems.
Can demonstrate non-technical skills in management of patients with severe trauma in a multidisciplinary team.
Can evaluate different strategies of trauma management, both on the individual provider level and on the system level.
Can display the ability to identify the level of scientific evidence for current practice pertaining to major trauma
Can demonstrate the ability to review new knowledge in traumatology and discuss it's implication on current practice, both on the individual and the system level.
Current research in traumatology and prehospital management of trauma
Mechanisms of trauma and prediction of injury
Prediction of morbidity and mortality in trauma
(Prehospital) Trauma systems
Inter-professional teamwork in the management of trauma
Organization of prehospital trauma management and patient flow
Treatment and management of the severely injured patient
Strategies and challenges in the management traumatic haemorrhage
Required prerequisite knowledge
All students should have completed a course in basic trauma management relevant for their professional level, such as:
Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses, Advanced Trauma Life Support.
Form of assessment
A - F
Oral presentation, 80% class attendance
1. 80% class attendance. If more than 50% attendance is achieved the student may apply for individual evaluation. The student may, if the faculty finds the basis sufficient, be given an extended written assignment.
2. Oral presentation
Charles Julian Thompson
Study Program Director:
Per Kristian Hyldmo
Method of work
The teaching will be organised in on-campus units. The teaching and learning style is interactive and reflective, using presentations and dialogue/ discussions, simulation and group work drawing on both the expert teachers and the experience of the student. Units may be organized off-campus and involve travel to other locations than Stavanger.