Acute Medicine


ACUMEN: Training in Acute Medicine
Online medical course in Acute Medicine

Online medical course that explores all aspects of acute medicine or emergency medicine.

 ACUMEN online medical course explores all aspects of acute medicine. It is aimed at physician trainees involved in core medical training (CMT) and acute care common stem (ACCS) but it also provides an ‘aide memoire’ for more advanced trainees. The programme has been developed by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

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Keeping abreast of the challenges in acute medicine is an important part of the role of all physicians working at the front door of our hospitals. We welcome ACUMEN as an accessible, patient-focused way of developing and maintaining this vital medical knowledge.

 – Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians, London


Interactive Training on Emergency Medical Care

Acute Medicine online medical course features scenario-based exercises involving patients with a range of symptoms from cardio-respiratory arrest through to breathlessness and chest pain. Using this material, you can take a medical history, perform a virtual examination, create a management plan and review the patient outcomes. This novel approach consolidates the development of practical skills in the workplace.

Course Content

ACUMEN online medical course includes e-learning sessions on the following subjects:


  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Shocked Patient
  • Unconscious Patient

Main Conditions

  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Confusion
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Blackout/Collapse
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest Pain
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Falls
  • Fever
  • Fits/Seizure
  • Haematemesis and Melaena
  • Headache
  • Jaundice
  • Limb Pain and Swelling
  • Palpitation
  • Poisoning
  • Rash
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Weakness and Paralysis

Other Topic Covered

  • Haemoptysis
  • Hoarseness and Stridor
  • Hypothermia
  • Immobility
  • Joint Swelling
  • Medical Complications Following Surgery
  • Medical Problems in Pregnancy
  • Micturition
  • Speech Disturbance
  • Syncope/Pre-syncope
  • Unsteadiness

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Additional information

Key Features

For all healthcare professionals working in Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine :: Comprises 200 high quality e-learning sessions :: Written and peer-reviewed by practising clinicians from across the UK.


Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants, emergency care workers and other clinicians




12 months full access to complete the course