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Acute and High Dependency Care Core Skills CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

The purpose of this module is to develop your core knowledge and practice in high dependency nursing care.

This module is specifically for specialist practitioners and allied healthcare professionals who regularly care for patients meeting Level 2 care criteria as defined by the Department of Health (2000).

You will be encouraged throughout the module to link core theory with your current practice and explore the evidence base for care.

Module dates

Term 1

OCT: Wednesday 7 and 21 October 2020
NOV: Wednesday 4 and 18 November 2020
DEC: Wednesday 2 December 2020

Module Submission Date: 11 January 2021



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • You must be a qualified nurse or midwife either in the UK or overseas.

The module requires you to be:

  • In clinical placement
  • Currently working in an area with level two patients

Please Note: After completion of this module please submit an application for the NM3225 - Acute and High Dependancy Care Specialist Role Development module.

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Rachel Grant

    Rachel is a lecturer specialising in critical care nursing who first joined City University in 2000 as a Cardiac Lecturer Practitioner linking with Barts and The London hospitals. She became a full time Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing in 2004.

    Rachel has specialised in cardiac critical care nursing throughout her ...