Traumatology in Prehospital Critical Care (MPH140)

This course aims to provide the students with knowledge 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 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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  • 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 of traumatic haemorrhage

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed this course should have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:


The candidate:

  • Can critically appraise knowledge of the appropriate management of specific traumatic injuries and patients 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.


The candidate:

  • 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 an individual provider level and on a systemic level

General Competence

The candidate:

  • 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 its implication on current practice, both on an individual and a systemic level

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

All students should have completed a course in basic trauma management relevant for their professional level, such as:

Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses, Advanced Trauma Life Support.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Home exam 1/1 14 Days Letter grades

Coursework requirements

Oral presentation, 80% class attendance

1. 80% class attendance. If more than 50% attendance is achieved the student will be given an individual evaluation.

2. Oral presentation

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Charles Julian Thompson

Study Program Director:

Per Kristian Hyldmo

Method of work

The teaching will be organized in modules on-campus and in the Stavanger area. 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.

Open for

Prehospital Critical Care (PHCC) Emergency Medical Care - Part-time (Master Degree Program)

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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