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Table 2 EMS courses currently taught at Ugandan tertiary institutions

From: The state of emergency medical services and acute health facility care in Uganda: findings from a National Cross-Sectional Survey

  Cadre Course Award Duration Curriculum status
Pre-hospital
 Community Lay first responder Emergency First Aid Responder- Certificate 3 days Under validation
 Ambulance Ambulance Officer Emergency Medical Technician –Basic (EMT-Basic) Certificate 5 weeks Under development
Health facility
 Hospital Nurse Diploma Emergency Medicine Diploma 2 years Running
Diploma Emergency Nursing Diploma 2 years Curriculum under development
Master of Science Critical Care Nursing Master’s 2 years Running
Clinical Officer Diploma Emergency Medicine Diploma 2 years Running
Doctor Master of Medicine Emergency Medicine MMED 3 years Running