The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance & Queen Mary University of London l aunch the MSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine



After the success of the Intercalated BSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine, in September 2019, The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance and Queen Mary University of London’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, launched the new and exciting MSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine.

For twenty-five years, London’s Air Ambulance has been a leader in the development and practice of pre-hospital care in the UK and abroad. Through its research, innovation and education activities, as well as the professional affiliations and publications of its clinical leadership, it has influenced clinical guidelines, governance standards, and the practice of other air ambulances in the UK, Europe and Australia. The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance was founded in 2013 to expand on this influence. 

This innovative part-time degree programme is designed for doctors and paramedics who wish to gain an advanced knowledge in pre-hospital medicine and who want to make a difference within their healthcare professions. The programme Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, one of the leading medical schools in the UK. 

The MSc aims to prepare established clinicians for the challenges of the advanced practice of pre-hospital medicine. Alongside interpretation and application of scientific data students will demonstrate knowledge in the full range of specific subject areas, such as toxicology, anatomy, resuscitation and law and ethics. They will solve clinically related dilemmas using a detailed understanding of core science and will analyse how this is relevant to the interpretation of clinical diagnosis. 

The programme is designed to enable students to embrace subject matter relevant to the holistic management of patients and modules cover a wide range of topics including human factors. simulation and performance. These topics are joined with modules exploring cutting-edge science and applied to patients who present in the pre-hospital phase of care thereby resulting in a holistic, realistic, practice-based Masters degree. 

Taught modules will cover Applied Anatomy, Toxicology, Resuscitation Science and Law and Ethics as related to pre-hospital medicine, as well as Human Factors, Simulation and Moulage focussing on the fundamental principles for operating safely and effectively as part of a team in a pre-hospital environment. Finally in the third year, each MSc student will undertake a Dissertation. 

For more information on the MSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine, please visit the Queen Mary University of London website or email Bryony Dunne, Head of Institute Delivery at b.dunne@londonsairambulance.org.uk