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Intensive Care Core Skills CPPD

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Course overview

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.

This is a core module within the Post Grad Certificate Professional Practice (Intensive Care) and consists of 15 Credits.

Module dates

Term 2

JAN: Tuesday 7 and 21 January 2020
FEB: Tuesday 4 and 18 February 2020
MAR: Tuesday 3, 16 July, 17 and 18 July March 2020

Module Submission Date: 20 April 2020

Term 3

MAY: Tuesday 5 and 19 May 2020
JUN: Tuesday 2 June, 16 and 30 June 2020
JUL: Monday 13, 14 and 15 July 2020

Module Submission Date: 7 September 2020

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

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.



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.

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: 7.0



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

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 of London 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 ...