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


Study programme description for study year 2022-2023

Facts
Credits (ECTS)

120

Studyprogram code

M-PHCC

Level

Master's degree (2 years)

Leads to degree

Master Program in Pre-Hospital Critical Care (PHCC) Emergency Medical Care

Duration

8 Semesters

Undergraduate

No

Language of instruction

English

The programme aims to enable prehospital health care providers to utilize knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary study and work environment, and to critically appraise the knowledge base of prehospital emergency medical practice.

The programme is part-time with an estimated duration of 4 years.

Learning outcomes

A candidate who has completed this master program will have learnt the following:

Knowledge

The candidate:

  • Has advanced knowledge within prehospital critical care, and specialized insight in a limited area
  • Has thorough knowledge of philosophy of science and scientific methods applicable in prehospital research
  • Has thorough knowledge of health care ethics and communication, especially related to prehospital critical care

Skills

The candidate:

  • Can critically appraise existing theories, methods and interpretations in prehospital critical care
  • Can analyze and work independently on practical and theoretical problems
  • Can analyze the strengths and weaknesses of multi-organizational work environments, specifically in relation to management, communication and teamwork
  • Can design and execute an independent research and development project in accordance with applicable norms for research

General Competence

The candidate:

  • Can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems
  • Can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out assignments and projects
  • Can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the prehospital academic field
  • Can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and the general public
  • Can use new and current knowledge to improve quality of patient care and challenge scope of practice of prehospital critical care
Career prospects

Different positions within prehospital and emergency medicine/critical care,e.g. system development and dissemination of knowledge, and positions requiring the ability to initiate, develop and evaluate research and quality improvement projects.

Completed master's degree qualifies for admissions to PhD studies.

Course assessment

There is a continuous evaluation of the modules according to the regulations at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Study plan and courses
  • Compulsory courses

    • Major Incidents: Medical Management and Preparedness

      Year 3, semester 6

      Major Incidents: Medical Management and Preparedness

      Study points: 10

    • Master Thesis in Prehospital Critical Care

      Year 3, semester 6

      Master Thesis in Prehospital Critical Care

      Study points: 30

  • Term 5: Exchange study or courses at UiS

  • Compulsory courses

    • Quantitative Research Methods

      Year 2, semester 3

      Quantitative Research Methods

      Study points: 5

    • Philosophy of Science, Health Care Ethics and Human Rights

      Year 2, semester 3

      Philosophy of Science, Health Care Ethics and Human Rights

      Study points: 10

    • Qualitative Research Methods

      Year 2, semester 4

      Qualitative Research Methods

      Study points: 5

    • Major Incidents: Medical Management and Preparedness

      Year 2, semester 4

      Major Incidents: Medical Management and Preparedness

      Study points: 10

    • Applied Scientific Methods

      Year 3, semester 6

      Applied Scientific Methods

      Study points: 10

    • Master Thesis in Prehospital Critical Care

      Year 3, semester 6

      Master Thesis in Prehospital Critical Care

      Study points: 30

  • Term 5: Exchange study or courses at UiS

  • Compulsory courses

    • Communication and Decision making in Prehospital Emergency Medical Care

      Year 1, semester 1

      Communication and Decision making in Prehospital Emergency Medical Care

      Study points: 10

    • Prehospital Emergency Medical Care

      Year 1, semester 1

      Prehospital Emergency Medical Care

      Study points: 10

    • Traumatology in Prehospital Critical Care

      Year 1, semester 2

      Traumatology in Prehospital Critical Care

      Study points: 10

    • Quantitative Research Methods

      Year 2, semester 3

      Quantitative Research Methods

      Study points: 5

    • Philosophy of Science, Health Care Ethics and Human Rights

      Year 2, semester 3

      Philosophy of Science, Health Care Ethics and Human Rights

      Study points: 10

    • Qualitative Research Methods

      Year 2, semester 4

      Qualitative Research Methods

      Study points: 5

    • Major Incidents: Medical Management and Preparedness

      Year 2, semester 4

      Major Incidents: Medical Management and Preparedness

      Study points: 10

    • Applied Scientific Methods

      Year 3, semester 6

      Applied Scientific Methods

      Study points: 10

    • Master Thesis in Prehospital Critical Care

      Year 3, semester 6

      Master Thesis in Prehospital Critical Care

      Study points: 30

  • Term 5: Exchange study or courses at UiS

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed either a Medical degree (physician) or a bachelor's degree in nursing or paramedic. Applicants must also have at least two years post-qualification experience (full-time) in prehospital emergency care.

Other applicants may be considered if they have at least five years of full-time working experience in prehospital emergency care and minimum 60 ECTS in paramedic sciences or equivalent study programmes.

Application through local admission.

Application deadline is 5 February for all applicants.

Contact information

Phone: 51 83 41 00 E-mail: helsefag@uis.no