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Critical Care

These online modules provide master’s level Continuing Professional Development (CPD) education for healthcare professionals who specialise in the field of acute and critical care. They are also aimed at acute and critical care educationalists, to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise when teaching others from various disciplines.

All modules can be studied individually to contribute to your continuing professional development portfolio and as part of the MSc Critical Care.

Each standalone 20 credit Level 7 module runs once per academic year and is delivered entirely online via e-learning. There are a variety of formative and summative assessment methods used, such as: written assignments, wiki development, blogs, MCQs, online group work including sharing of ideas and practices and development of collaborative work presentations.

Please refer to the MSc Critical Care course page for full details of each of the modules.

This module aims to provide the students with increased understanding and knowledge of the research process and statistics, to enable them to critically evaluate, synthesise and reflect on research evidence, to practice.

It is strongly recommended that students who are considering undertaking other “systems approach” modules from the MSc Critical Care undertake this module, to ensure master’s level understanding and writing skills.

This module is also available to study as part of the Pain Management (MET239) or Pain Management (Primary & Community Care) (MET290) cohort

Dates

14 September 2020 to 30 November 2020

On completion of this module, it is anticipated that students will be able to critically evaluate the management of acute and critically ill patients who require advanced cardiovascular support. This includes being able to assess, manage and evaluate patient management and understand the importance of adequate and the consequences of inadequate management. Students will explore clinically relevant areas of interest that will equip them knowledge to apply to their clinical practice.

It is strongly recommended that students undertake MET250 Research Governance and Evidence Based Practice (or other master’s level research modules) prior to this module.

Dates

7 December 2020 to 22 February 2021

On completion of this module, it is anticipated that students will be able to critically evaluate the management of acute and critically ill patients who require advanced respiratory support. This includes being able to assess, manage and evaluate patient management and understand the importance of adequate and the consequences of inadequate management. Students will explore clinically relevant areas of interest that will equip them knowledge to apply to their clinical practice.

It is strongly recommended that students undertake MET250 Research Governance and Evidence Based Practice (or other master’s level research modules) prior to this module.

Dates

7 September 2020 to 16 November 2020

The aim of the module is to allow healthcare professionals to develop their knowledge to an advanced level in quality and safety. This includes understanding what is harm and adverse events, examining both latent and human factors that lead to clinical errors, Students will examine how to improve, measure, monitor and evaluate quality improvement initiatives. The students will examine how quality and safety is ensured in their clinical areas whilst developing an understanding of the Quality Agenda both within the United Kingdom and globally.

Dates

8 March 2021 to 17 May 2021

We reserve the right to cancel the delivery of a standalone module. This could happen if a course is under-subscribed or if there is a change in circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have minimum student numbers required before they can run. This is to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered. When this happens we will issue a full or partial refund depending on whether any classes took place.

Entry requirements

For all modules excluding MET257

In addition to satisfying the University’s minimum entry requirements, including English language requirements, applicants must:

  • hold a relevant degree to a 2:2 level AND registered with an appropriate governing body

OR

  • Minimum two years’ experience in the relevant field AND registered with an appropriate governing body

For module MET257

In addition to satisfying the University’s minimum entry requirements, including English language requirements, applicants must:

  • hold a relevant degree to a 2:2 level
  • be working in appropriate area relevant to quality and safety

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements should contact the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team, School of Medicine for advice.

How to apply

Please contact our Postgraduate Taught Medical Admissions Team for details on how to apply.

Funding and fees

Please check our fees pages for tuition fees for these programmes.

Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team

School of Medicine