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Introduction to sepsis (online)

This is one of a set of five critical care online CPD courses from the School of Medicine team. This course explores sepsis, including signs and symptoms, screening, and guidelines for management.

This is a self-directed learning course, which comprises approximately 7-10 study hours. Content will be available all week for you to work through at your own pace.

Monday will include a live introductory session by the Critical Care team (10:00), which is optional to attend.

Enrol on this course

Start date Days and times
17 June 2024 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 June 2024

Who it’s for

Suitable for any registered healthcare professional.

What you’ll learn

On completion you should be able to:

  • define sepsis
  • consider survivorship from sepsis
  • consider the size of sepsis
  • identify signs and symptoms of sepsis
  • consider sepsis in the pre-hospital and acute hospital settings
  • identify screening and guidelines for the management of sepsis


You will benefit from understanding the evidence and theories about sepsis.

This course has been specifically designed to be delivered entirely virtually. You will benefit from both tutor-led sessions, pre-recorded sessions and interactive exercises.

We encourage active discussion, so you’ll have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with your peers.

We have a limited the number of places in order to ensure that you receive the best possible learning experience.

You will also develop IT skills as you complete the course.


This online course is delivered via the University’s learning platform (Learning Central); the course includes recorded presentations and other audio media, written text, guidelines, recommended reading and web links.

The module team will be available to provide support and guidance via discussion forums. They will also run a live introductory webinar.


You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding through personal reflection and online tasks within the course materials.

This is one of a suite of five online CPD courses in Critical Care.