This module is aimed at developing nurses with prior experience and competence in the care and management of critically ill patients within an intensive care environment. The module will build upon this prior knowledge and practical experience through a broad range of teaching methods and self-directed learning. Specific patient care will be explored in relation to current literature and you will be expected to analyse the validity of contrasting evidence-based practice in the management and care delivery of critically ill patients.
Taught by experienced practitioners at our state-of-the-art London campus, the module will focus on common conditions experienced by critically ill patients exploring the pathophysiology, disease process and management strategies.
Through a series of lectures, discussions, group work, online and self-directed learning key areas related to critical care nursing will be explored. As part of this learning process you will critically analyse, appraise and reflect on critical care concepts, including current evidence surrounding common nursing and medical interventions.
Delivery through weekly study days will enable you to maintain employment whilst advancing your learning. This course will provide both clinical and professional progression and equip you for a range of roles and clinical responsibilities. The 30 credits gained at either level 6 or 7 could also be put towards a BSc degree or MSc Nursing Studies.
This short course is structured to enable you to maintain your professional employment while advancing your learning through weekly study days. The module takes a system based approach focusing on the common conditions experienced by critically ill patients whilst incorporating Step 3 of the National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses.
Assessment includes an essay and Step 3 of the National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses.
To be eligible for the course you need:
Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.