The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

About the DipUMC Exam


This Document has kindly been provided by one of the first successful candidates in the Dip UMC RCS Ed. It may be of use to future candidates until a complete reading list is provided.




Davidson’s Principle and Practice of Medicine

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine Just the Facts

ABC Prehospital Emergency Medicine (I also used some of the others in this series eg: Asthma, mental health etc)

The Eye in General Practice

Essential Medicine

Rapid Interpretation of ECGs

Lecture notes in clinical medicine

Oxford Handbook of Prehospital Care and Acute Medicine

Advanced Life Support And ILS Texts for Paeds and Adults

Prehospital Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

Assessment of Mental Capacity BMA and Law Society

Key topics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Clinical Examination Texts



“I wanted to know what the standard of a Level 7 practitioner was and in leading an urgent care service where there is much greater emphasis on professionals from different backgrounds I wanted to know the expected standard.”

“I came away with the belief that the Diploma was set at a high but appropriate standard. It also gave me credibility in sitting an exam when there were other senior doctors who were anxious for fear of failure.”

“The diploma is relevant to anyone working in unscheduled primary care settling be that in or OOH.”

“I valued the time I spent reviewing the up to date management of acute presentations but for me specifically this was for paediatrics and injuries.”

“The diploma promotes leadership which is excellent. I believe that there will be some clinicians who sit this exam who are inspired to implement change and take on senior clinical and managerial roles as a result of sitting this exam. This is something that is desperately needed in urgent care.”


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