Cardiff University

The Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care intercalated BSc route will provide you with a solid grounding in acute care, preparing you for a future career in an acute speciality. Face-to-face learning occurs at our Heath Park campus.

Clinical placements are based in busy emergency departments in South-East Wales and are punctuated with weekly pre-hospital exposure with the Welsh Ambulance Service (either in an ambulance or on a rapid response vehicle).

Our structured curriculum enables you to develop the knowledge and clinical skills you need to undertake the difficult challenges of rapid diagnosis and treatment of emergency conditions.

This route’s modules include:

  • Sports, Pre-hospital and Other Emergencies
  • Emergency Diagnostics
  • Resuscitation Science
  • Trauma Science
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • The Intercalated Research Project.

The weekly virtual journal club ensures you build the critical appraisal skills required to successfully complete the Intercalated Research Project, whilst the hands-on research experience will be supervised by an experienced emergency medicine physician or researcher.

Entry requirements

The School of Medicine applies certain selection criteria that external students should meet or surpass if they wish to be considered for intercalation. Applicants must have completed Year 3 or Year 4 of their medical degree. This is with the exception of the Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care Degree where applicants must have completed Year 4 of their medical degree. To have an application considered, an external candidate must be ranked in the top three deciles of their year cohort and must normally have passed all assessable elements of their examinations at first attempt. How to Apply: Students must make a formal application by the closing date and indicate their order of preference for up to three intercalated BSc subjects. Deadline for submission of application by email is early January please see website (link below) for specific information. Formal evidence from the candidate’s host Medical School is required at the time of application to guarantee academic results, together with a letter of release from the Dean or Intercalated Programme Director.

Closing date

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