Skip to main content

Rehabilitation of the critically ill (online)

This course is an introduction to caring for patients who have been critically ill.

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 registered healthcare professionals who work in acute and critical care.

The course may also help registered healthcare professionals who care for patients after their critical illness.

What you’ll learn

On completion you should be able to:

  • understand problems associated with rehabilitation of critically ill patients
  • consider novel approaches to rehabilitation of the critically ill
  • consider survivorship
  • understand factors that help to promote the rehabilitation of critically ill patients
  • consider when rehabilitation of critical care patients should begin
  • consider post intensive care problems, pain and welfare


You will benefit from understanding evidence and theories about rehabilitation of patients who are, or have been, critically ill.

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 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.