Intensive Care Core Skills  CPPD

Course Information

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Tuesday 8 May 2018 TBC APM028 Apply Now

Course Content

The purpose of this module is to enable you to progress in becoming a proficient practitioner within the specialism of intensive care. This will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to enable you participate in effective decision making and to be able to rationalise your care provision.

Module Dates:

Term 2 - 9th, 23rd January; 6th, 20th February; 6th, 19th, 20th, 21st March 2018

Term 3 - 8th, 22nd May; 5th, 19th June; 3rd, 16th, 17th, 18th July 2018

Tutor Info

Anne McLeod, Senior Lecturer in Critical Care.


BSc (Hons) 2:1 or higher in a relevent subject. You need to have a minimium of 10- 12 months experience working in an intensive care unit and to be currently working in an intensive care unit. Manager support and a clinical mentor is required.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

What will I learn?

This module focuses on the core care requirements of the patient requiring advanced respiratory support. Ethics and psychosocial needs will be considered along with the impact of critical illness.

Teaching and Assessment

You will taught through a variety of methods including lecturers, seminars, practice experience, tutorials, student directed learning and structured group work. The assessment is a viva voce and reflection.

Recommended Reading

McGloin, S., McLeod, A. (2010) ‘Advanced practice in critical care: A case study approach’. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester.

Leads To...

This is an elective module within the MSc Health and Social Care (advanced practice) programme. Can also be taken as a stand alone module.

Career Outcome

Successful completion of this module will help you to progress within your specialist area of practice |(intensive care)

Application Deadline: