MSc/ PGDip Advanced Critical Care Practice

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 3Yr PT
    PGDip 2Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

The courses in Advanced Critical Care Practice aim to:
• further develop experienced critical care nurses to become advanced practitioners in line with current health policy
• provide practitioners with the clinical skills and knowledge to provide safe, ethical, competent, evidence based care and treatment at an advanced level in the critical care environment

Key Features

Performance:

  • access to over 20 years accumulating extensive knowledge and experience in Advanced Practice

Teaching and Employability:

  • mapped against the prospective Advanced Nurse Practitioner competencies of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • complies with the competencies provided by the Royal College of Nursing, 2012 (RCN) and its high standards of course delivery
  • students are taught by a team of active practitioners consisting of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner and a Medical Doctor

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SHGM21Academic Year60Non-Medical Prescribing

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 60 credits from the following options for part 2 of the programme. Once selected, the module(s) becomes CORE.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHGM96Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Advancing Your Own Practice
SHHM32Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Principles of Safe Practice in Clinical Transfusion Management
SHTM31Academic Year60Dissertation
SHTM39Academic Year60Advanced Practice Portfolio Dissertation

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
MSc Ad Critical Care Y3 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select ONE of the modules below:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHTM31Academic Year60Dissertation
SHTM39Academic Year60Advanced Practice Portfolio Dissertation

Description

Advanced critical care is performed by experienced nurses and other appropriate healthcare professionals in collaboration with local health services. 

Advanced Critical Care Practitioners can fulfil roles as clinicians, managers, leaders and educators in the context of advanced practice.

Practitioners typically work in partnership with patients, families and other professionals to provide the highest standard of healthcare.

Entry Requirements

  • already working in a critical care environment
  • a first degree in a health related discipline
  • at least five years’ post-registration critical care experience
  • have the full support of a line manager and/ or consultant(s) who will act as mentor(s) during the course

How To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online as this will make it easier to track their progress.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Part-time £1,950 N/A
PGDip Part-time £1,950 N/A

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Students are likely to encounter additional costs at university. These can include, amongst others:

  • buying stationery and equipment, such as USB sticks, etc.
  • printing and photocopying
  • binding of research projects/ dissertations (approximately £5)

Please note there are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course. 

Course Structure

The MSc/ PGDip Advanced Critical Care Practice course draws on the skills and knowledge of those who contribute to the established MSc/ PGDip Advanced Practice in Healthcare and shares the same core clinical modules.

MSc students complete parts 1 and 2, PGDip students complete part 1 only.

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience. 

Facilities 

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