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Role Development intensive care 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 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.

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

Module dates

Term 1:
SEP: Tuesday 22 September 2020
OCT: Tuesday 6 October and Tuesday 20 October 2020
NOV: Tuesday 3 November and Wednesday 17 November 2020

Term 2:JAN: Tuesday 26 January 2021
FEB: Tuesday 9 February and 23 February 2021
MAR: Tuesday 9 March and 23 March 2021

Term 3: Dates TBC

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



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.