Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Prehospital Medicine is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the treatment of injury and illness outside hospital. An innovative and growing field, it has recently been recognised as a sub-specialty by the GMC.

This programme will provide students contemplating a career in pre-hospital medicine with a strong foundation in the science and practical skills required for success in the sub speciality, which are also highly relevant to other acute care specialties. Further, it will provide students with significant grounding in inter-professional working, leadership and service governance.

The programme was created – and will be run in partnership – with London’s Air Ambulance; and will be delivered and supervised by staff from London’s Air Ambulance, and Barts and The London School of Medicine. Teaching will also be given by other experts in pre-hospital medicine and related disciplines.

The taught modules will cover Applied SciencesResuscitation Science and Trauma Science as related to prehospital medicine; as well as Integrated Topics regarding the fundamental principles for operating safely and effectively as part of a team in a prehospital environment. A Clinical Applications Module will enable students to learn through placements with prehospital medicine providers, and by otherwise engaging with clinicians and professionals concerned with the management and prevention of critical injury and illness. Finally, each student will undertake a substantial, supervised Research Project on a relevant science or social science topic.

Please note the Prehospital Medicine BSc is only open to those students who have completed at least three years of their MBBS programme or equivalent. Second year medical students or students on a dental or veterinary programme should not apply for this course.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of 3 or 4 years of the MBBS course (at least 2 years of a graduate entry programme).
  • Passes in Parts 1, 2 and 3 MBBS (as relevant to the year of intercalation).

When applying to BSc Prehospital Medicine particular attention will be paid to relevant experience, knowledge and commitment as shown in your personal statement and interview. Experience does not need to be directly in the subject field but should demonstrate qualities suitable to the course.

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