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Traumatology in Pre Hospital Critical Care

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

This course aims to provide the students with knowlede 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.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed this course should have 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 the patient with multi-­trauma.
  • Discuss scientific evidence in key areas of traumatology with focus on the application and the implementation in current trauma systems.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate different strategies of trauma management, both on the individual provider level and on the system level.

General Competence
The candidate can...
  • Display the ability to identify the level of scientific evidence for current practice pertaining to major trauma
  • Demonstrate the ability to review new knowledge in traumatology and discuss it's implication on current practice, both on the individual and the system level.


  • 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 traumatic haemorrhage

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

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

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


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Home exam1/114 daysA - F

Coursework requirements

80% class attendance, Oral presentation
1. 80% class attendance. If more than 50% attendance is achieved the student may apply for individual evaluation. The student may, if the faculty finds the basis sufficient, be given an extended written assignment.
2. Oral presentation

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Charles Julian Thompson
Study Program Director
Per Kristian Hyldmo

Method of work

The teaching will be organised in on-campus units. 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. Units may be organized off-campus and involve travel to other locations than Stavanger.

Open to

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

Course assessment

Student evaluation of this course will be conducted in accordance with faculty requirements.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020