Role Development intensive care  CPPD

Course Information

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Tuesday 15 May 2018 TBC APM029 Apply Now

Course Content

The purpose of this module is to enable you to progress and develop into a proficient practitioner within the specialism of intensive care nursing. The module will develop your knowledge of haemodynamics and haemodynamic compromise on cardiac, renal and neurological function. Patient and management and advanced support will be rationalised. This will then allow you to be actively involved in proactive decision making in the intensive care setting.

Module Dates:

Term 1 - 19th September; 3rd, 17th, 31st October; 14th November 2017

Term 2 - 16th, 30th January; 13th, 27th February; 13th March 2018

Term 3 - 15th, 29th May; 12th, 26th June; 10th 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. You need to have completed the APM028 or NM3226 (or equivalent).

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications 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?

The focus of this module is haemodynamic compromise, support and the impact of altered haemodynamics on other body systems. Renal support will be explored as will management of raised intracrania pressure/ altered cerebral haemodynamics

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 practice based portfolio incorporating clinical competencies.

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:

4 weeks before the start date.