*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any queries about this.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and have checked the application deadline.

*This module is undergoing a re-write and major change process, (as the module lead moved to a new University after we had purchased the module).  It will not be available until Jan 2023 at the earliest – it is anticipated that it will then be available at L6 and L7 once this process is complete. Once the major change process has been completed and dates have been set, we will open the form for bookings*

On successful completion of this 20 credit Level 7 (UWE L-3) module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology and epidemiology of major trauma
  • Understand the organisation of trauma systems, trauma registry management and trauma scoring systems
  • Critically evaluate the principles and relevant theory of pre-hospital major trauma management in relation to resuscitation, critical care and immediate lifesaving intervention
  • Critically review the skills to coordinate and, where appropriate, deliver or lead the management of the trauma patient from the point of injury through to definitive care
  • Integrate the principles of kinematics to enhance the patient assessment and predict the likelihood of injuries based on the patient’s mechanism of impact and injury
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of organ and system-specific injuries, their treatments and complications thereof
  • Integrate patho-physiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the patient with injury through major trauma
  • Examine the evolution of trauma care, and forecast possible perspectives on future development


The topics which shall be covered throughout this module include:

  • Trauma Networks
  • Techniques for managing catastrophic haemorrhage
  • Management of airway and chest trauma
  • How does TXA work and why give it early?
  • Decision making around fluid volume resuscitation
  • Discussion around concepts such as Impact Brain Apnoea, Critical Care and Coagulopathy
  • Practical trauma simulation

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • E-learning including Blackboard
  • Webinar lectures
  • Podcasts
  • Experts from practice
  • Analysis of case studies


Assessment will be by an online exam with a 24 hour submission window, and two-hour suggested completion time.

You will need to be a registered HCP professional.


Dates are to be confirmed – TBC Jan 2023

Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit. The deadline for applications is:

Deadline for applications to be confirmed. 

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process

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For further information about this module please contact UWE Admissions Office by email on HAS.CPD@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 328 1158.

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