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Enhanced Medical Assessment

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Duration: 15 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 2022
BNU has a long history of training nurses and giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care. This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with acute medical issues requiring inpatient support.
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Application guide

Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.

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Fees and Funding

Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost. 

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Bespoke training

Our wealth of experience and expertise enables us to offer bespoke training programmes. These programmes can be taught on-site to organisations who require a specific area of care to be addressed.

Credits: 30 credits at Level 6

Why study this subject?

This course is designed for nursing staff regularly caring for individuals with a wide variety of acute medical issues in a variety of acute inpatient environments and the Emergency Department.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

Led by our experienced and supportive staff, this course will help you enhance your skills and understanding of caring for individuals with acute medical issues requiring inpatient support.

The course draws on a range of sources, identifying appropriate nursing and therapeutic interventions and best practice.

Decision making will be critically analysed in relation to the management of the patient's care including evidence-based practice and protocols

We'll cover areas such as:

  • the holistic care and management of medical patients within the Emergency Department and Acute Medical environment who are suffering from a range of biochemical and physiological disorders.
  • critical analysis of the medical emergency pathway for the patient, family and carers.
  • multi-disciplinary team working and its effects upon patient experiences.
  • the role of the medical nurse in ethical decision making.
  • analysis and exploration of technical skills within medical emergency pathway.
  • exploration of the differing roles related to rehabilitative activities within the multidisciplinary team.
  • exploration of political influences impacting upon patient care.

This module has three teaching days provided by expert clinicians from London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust; these days are usually taught at the Trust's clinical sites.


When will this course run?

This course runs on Tuesdays from 10am - 5pm.

What are the tuition fees


Home and EU, Academic Year 2021 - 2022


The University is unable to accept any new applications from students who require sponsorship for a student visa to start in September 2022. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of our courses and visa processing timeframes.  Applications are still being taken from students who are already in the UK and hold the right to study.

From September 2022, those students living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK, will be considered Home students.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

Course leader

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Fiona Chalk
  • Senior Lecturer
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