Acute medicine – Learn Online from RCP, RCP&S & HEE

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Last Update August 10, 2022
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Course Prerequisites

  • Please note that this course has the following prerequisites which must be completed before it can be accessed

About This Course

Acute medicine – Learn Online & Get Certification from the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians & HEE

ACUMEN, which covers all aspects of acute medical care, allows you to practise your skills in diagnosing and managing a whole host of conditions. It is aimed at clinical trainees specialising in acute medicine. The themes are relevant to trainees across the world.

Interactive training on emergency medicine 

The knowledge sessions, which have been written by practising clinicians from the UK, include many interactive features, such as videos and self-assessment exercises, to reinforce learning.

Relevant to clinical trainees globally

Using scenario-based exercises, you can practise your skills in managing various emergency medical situations in the safety of a virtual ward, with ‘patients’ experiencing symptoms from cardio-respiratory arrest through to breathlessness and chest pain. You can learn how to:

  • review a medical history
  • perform a virtual examination
  • create a management plan
  • review the patient outcomes

You can compare your performance with that of an expert clinician, helping you to identify any knowledge gaps.

Convenient, easy online access

ACUMEN is available online so you can study in the workplace, at home or even on the move. This acute medicine training course has been developed by the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in collaboration with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Learning Objectives

By The Royal College of Physicians,
By The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and
By The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
By Health Education England

Target Audience

  • It is aimed at clinical trainees specializing in acute medicine.



1. Abdominal Pain 2. Anaphylaxis 3. Cardio-respiratory Arrest 4. Shocked Patient 5. Unconscious Patient

Main conditions

1. Acute Back Pain 2. Acute Confusion 3. Acute Kidney Injury 4. Blackout/Collapse 5. Breathlessness 6. Chest Pain 7. Cough 8. Diarrhoea 9. Falls 10. Fever 11. Fits/Seizure 12. Haematemesis and Melaena 13. Headache 14. Jaundice 15. Limb Pain and Swelling 16. Palpitation 17. Poisoning 18. Rash 19. Vomiting and Nausea 20. Weakness and Paralysis

Other topics covered

1. Haemoptysis 2. Hoarseness and Stridor 3. Hypothermia 4. Immobility 5. Joint Swelling 6. Medical Complications Following Surgery 7. Medical Problems in Pregnancy 8. Micturition 9. Speech Disturbance 10. Syncope/Pre-syncope 11. Unsteadiness For a full list of all the modules and sessions for our programmes, please go to:

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