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Intensive 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 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 1: This intake has now started and is FULL.
SEP: Tuesday 15 September and Tuesday 29 September 2020
OCT: Tuesday 13 October and Tuesday 27 October 2020
NOV: Tuesday 10 November 2020

Term 2
JAN: Tuesday 19 January 2021
FEB: Tuesday 2 February  and Tuesday 16 February 2021
MAR: Tuesday 2 March and Tuesday 16 March 2021
Viva dates: 22, 24 and Thursday 25 March 2021

Term 3
MAY: Dates to be confirmed

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.