Pre-Hospital 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 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 Sciences, Resuscitation Science and Trauma Science as related to pre-hospital medicine; as well as Integrated Topics regarding the fundamental principles for operating safely and effectively as part of a team in a pre-hospital environment. A Clinical Applications Module will enable students to learn through placements with pre-hospital 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.
Admissions and programme enquiries
Dr Danë Goodsman - Course organiser
Tom Schindler – Administrator
Tel: 020 7882 8802
Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London
Turner Street London
This course is subject to approval.
- Applied Sciences Module – Autumn term (15 credits)
- Resuscitation Science Module – Spring term (15 credits)
- Trauma Science Module – Spring term (15 credits)
- Integrated Topics Module – Autumn & Spring Term (15 credits)
- Clinical Applications Module – Autumn & Spring Term (30 credits)
- Research Project Module – Autumn & Spring Term (30 credits)
This course is subject to approval.
The programme will be open to post 3rd/4th year MBBS, BDS or BVetMed students who have passed all years to date on the MBBS, GEP and the BDS (or equivalent undergraduate award in UK/EU) countries. It is not open to those who have previously undertaken an intercalated degree. Normally, no referrals in any of the clinical firm grades where these have been undertaken. Students must have passed their current year in order to take up an offer of a place on an intercalated programme.
Students will submit an application and be interviewed, and will be selected on the basis of academic ranking and interview, in line with the procedure for all SMD intercalated degrees.
Learning and teaching
This course is subject to approval.
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used including lectures, seminars, PBLs, peer teaching, long-case discussions, placements, field trips, workshops, demonstrations, presentations and skills-based activities. The skills-based work will also include elements such as moulages and the practical management of teaching. Students will need to be self-directed learners and will be encouraged to be proactive in finding areas of interest that they can include in their learning.
The programme will be assessed using a variety of models and processes including; examinations, case presentations, peer teaching inputs, focussed write-ups, essays, portfolio and the project.
Fees and finance
Fees are charged at a Home/EU rate for UK and EU nationals, and an overseas rate for International students - find out more about how your tuition fee status is assessed.
You can either take out a Tuition Fee Loan (see Funding section below) to pay your fees or, if you are paying them yourself, you can pay in instalments.
Tuition fees for a year abroad or placement year on a full time undergraduate course will be a proportion of the full fee for the year in which you commence your time abroad or placement.
For information on field trip and other course related costs which are not included in your tuition fee, please contact the relevant Department/School.
See more general information about fees.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7676
Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.
Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students
There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.
Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.
Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students
There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.
Find out more about international scholarships.
Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.
Loans and Grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs
Student Finance England administers all grant and loans for your studies if you normally live in England.
Through Student Finance England, you can apply for (figures relate to programmes starting from September 2016):
- A Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to pay all or part of your fees
- A Maintenance Loan of up to £10,702 to help pay your living costs like rent, food and travel
- Extra grants if you have a disability or you have children or an adult dependant
- You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.
Visit Student Finance Information to find out more about:
- How to apply for student finance
- What eligibility rules apply, including if you already have a degree or previous higher education study
- What the income thresholds are and how much you might personally get for each element of Student Finance
- What to do if you have problems getting your Student Finance
Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary
We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:
- Additional sources of funding
- Planning your budget and cutting costs
- Part-time and vacation work
- Money for lone parents
For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.
Why did you choose to study at Queen Mary?
“I chose to study at Barts and The London because I had heard very positive comments about the quality of the teaching and the down to earth atmosphere and attitudes of both staff and students. When compared to other medical schools in London, Barts seemed like the best place to be!
How did you find your academic and social experience at QMUL?
“The Medicine in Society placements mean you are placed in the community right from the start, which is both enjoyable and incredibly beneficial. Also, the regular in-course assessments were very useful in consolidating all the information learnt during the year, particularly in the run-up to the end of year examinations.
“One thing there is no shortage of in east London is a social life! There is always something to do, and always people ready to celebrate successes in the recently renovated Griffin Students’ Union building. The leisure and recreational facilities are great at Queen Mary’s Mile End campus. There is a good choice of places to unwind whichever way you want to, for example exercising in the Qmotion gym or relaxing with friends by the canal.”