The University of Central Lancashire

Disaster Medicine

Preston Campus
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Rank: 102 (UKEAS)

Location: Preston Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2022/01/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £14200

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The MSc Disaster Medicine is for healthcare professionals who want to work as part of a disaster response team, not only delivering but planning and co-ordinating healthcare in the challenging environment of disaster and conflict. It will especially appeal to emergency and urgent care professionals (doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals) who would like to expand the scope of their skills to include disaster response. It will also appeal to healthcare professionals in other disciplines, who are considering venturing into this exciting and expanding field of Disaster Medicine.Delivering healthcare to communities affected by disasters, be they natural or man-made, is an aspect of healthcare that is both demanding and immensely rewarding. It requires specific skills and expertise that would enable healthcare professionals to adapt and respond to the need of the affected communities at a time when they are most vulnerable. Our course will provide participants with the necessary skills to deal with aspects of healthcare delivery in a disaster, from advance planning, to immediate response, to healthcare in the medium-to-long-term. In addition, it covers the complex logistical, legal and ethical issues, as well as an overview of the principles of disaster management.The modules on this programme may be subject to change.


Entry requirements

Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements: Must hold a medically related qualification or have completed the penultimate year of a medical degree (e.g. intercalating medical students will have completed year 4 of a 5-year medical degree or year 3 of a 4-year medical degree) or relevant professional qualification for example as paramedic, ODP, nurse etc or have equivalent relevant experience e.g. from the armed forces. Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent) Applicants without the standard entry requirements, but with relevant experience, such as those from the armed forces, may be considered. All suitable applicants may be interviewed. Interview procedures and decisions regarding applications will be conducted within the University's policies on equal opportunities and admissions.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.0

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About this university

International students

There are an average of 2,000 international students attending the university from over 100 countries, often due to the range of international partnerships in place. There is a dedicated International Office that are available to help with matters such as the application process, visas and immigration advice and even help with coming to live in the city. There are a number of special international events held during the year to help students feel at home and learn about the larger community as well as with ties to their own cultures. The Student Union is the heart of activities outside the classroom as well as offer advice and representation for its members. It operates a two floor bar that has a number of well known music acts having performed there as well as another bar next door that is open every day during term time. There are some 35 different sports clubs on offer for students with many using the sports centre on campus. They take part in the BUCS leagues and also use the UCLan Sports Arena two miles from campus. There are also motor racing societies that run a team called UCLAN Racing. Student run media includes a newspaper called Pluto and there are numerous societies such as arts, interest and culture and faith based.

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