Critical Care PGCert

  • Programme duration:   Part-time: 1 year
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: 12 months experience on a critical care unit and currently working in a critical care unit. Professional health care qualification, registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council or health and Care Professions Council.

Module details

Compulsory modules

Management of the Critically Ill Patient (HEAL703)
LevelM
Credit level30
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To develop practitioners with a critical awarenessof the holistic elements of critical care practice in the delivery of expert patientcare

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Critically analyse the legal and ethical aspects of critical care relating to theoretical principles, statutory provision and professional responsibilities.

(LO2) Competently manage and lead critical care teams in complex and unpredictable critical care environments.

(LO3) Evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship relating to critical care rehabilitation.

(LO4) Competently, safely and independently plan and implement holistic care for the critically ill patient.

(S1) Communication, listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations

(S2) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services

(S3) Information literacy online, finding, interpreting, evaluating, managing and sharing information

(S4) Learning skills online studying and learning effectively in technology-rich environments, formal and informal

(S5) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning

(S6) Media literacy online critically reading and creatively producing academic and professional communications in a range of media

(S7) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

(S8) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S9) Research management developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, collecting & using data, applying research methods, applying ethics

(S10) Self-management readiness to accept responsibility (i.e. leadership), flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning

(S11) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

Applied Physiology of the Critically Ill Patient (HEAL702)
LevelM
Credit level30
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
Aims

To equip the health care practitioner with enhanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology in order to demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning in the management of the critically ill patient. To advance the student’s critical reasoning skillswhen assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of thecritically ill patient.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology when managing seriously ill patients.

(LO2) Analyse and interpret critically a range of complex clinical investigations relevant to the critical care environment

(LO3) Evaluate critically and apply effective usage of treatment modalities used within the field of critical care.

(LO4) Competently and safely manage patients with a range of complex clinical conditions relevant to the field of critical care.

(S1) Communication, listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations

(S2) Information technology (application of) adopting, adapting and using digital devices, applications and services

(S3) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning

(S4) Numeracy (application of) manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae)

(S5) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S6) Self-management readiness to accept responsibility (i.e. leadership), flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning

(S7) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others