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Role Development intensive care CPPD

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Course overview

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:

18 September 2018
2 October, 16 October, 30 October 2018
13 November 2018

Module Submission Date: 7 January 2019

Term 2:

15 January, 29 January 2019
12 February, 26 February 2019
12 March 2019

Module Submission Date: 22 April 2019

Term 3:

14 May, 28 May 2019
11 June, 25 June 2019
9 July 2019

Module Submission Date: 9 September 2019

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

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



Prerequisite knowledge

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.



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

Recommended reading

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

Module leaders

  • Anne McLeod

    Anne is a Senior Lecturer in Critical Care specialising in critical care nursing, in particular neurosciences and intensive care nursing. She joined City University in 2003 having previously worked in a variety of specialist neuroscience and ITU clinical settings.

    Anne undertook her training at St Bartholomew's School of Nursing and ...