Rapid Response to Acute Illness and Management of Critical Illness

40 level 6 credits (Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest)

Module code - SHG3086

The aim of this module is to develop health care professionals’ skills in the rapid assessment, recognition and management of patients with dependency level 1, 2 and 3 (acute and critically ill patients).

Students attending the module will be required to achieve clinical competencies relevant to their area of practice. The students will require the support of a clinical mentor/educator from their area of practice as well as receiving support from a mentor related to critical care. In some cases students may require short placements in critical care areas to demonstrate achievement of core competencies. In particular those students who work outside a critical care area will be required to undertake a minimum of 5/maximum of 10 working days in a critical care environment.  There is also a requirement for the candidates to attend clinically lead study days during the module.  The module is assessed by OSCE and unseen examination, both of which require the candidate to attend College of Human and Health Sciences, St David's Park, Carmarthen.

For more information please contact David Blesovsky on d.j.blesovsky@swansea.ac.uk


Module Code: SHG 3086

Venue: SDP

Lecturer: Sarah Done and Jane James

Dates:  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September 2019

            3rd-4th, 10th 14th-18th, 24th, 31st October 2019

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2019

5th, 12th December 2019


OSCE exam: 14st- 18th October 2019

Exam: 12th Dec 2018


Application closing date: 22rd August 2019