This module is open to registered nurses and allied health professionals working in a relevant clinical area, such as intensive care, high dependency, or accident and emergency.
It is the core module on the postgraduate critical care programme and can also be undertaken as a standalone module, or the credits used towards a postgraduate certificate, diploma, or MSc.
This module is aligned with the Critical Care National Network Leads (CC3N) Step 2 and Step 3 competencies to enhance their clinical practice. The module builds on established knowledge and clinical practice developed whilst completing CC3N Step 1 competencies (or relevant equivalent) to enhance knowledge and understanding of critically ill patients.
- be a registered nurse/AHP with relevant post-registration experience (e.g. in an ICU, HDU, A&E or CCOT setting)
- have completed CC3N Step 1 competencies or be practising at the equivalent standard
- have an identified mentor in practice to support attainment of Step 2 and Step 3 competencies (or relevant equivalent)
What you will study
- Advanced cardiovascular management
- Advanced neurological management
- Management of acute kidney injury and CVVHD
- Metabolic disorders and relevant management strategies
- Maternal critical care
- Critical care rehabilitation
- End of life care
Teaching strategies include key lectures, seminars, team-based learning, and simulation in the high-fidelity simulation suite.
Assessment is the creation of a care plan for a critically ill patient, with a critical analysis of proposed interventions. Students are supported to achieve their full potential with individualised academic support and supervision.
Fees, finance and scholarships
2021/22: Standard part-time Postgraduate (PG) Health module
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits - £568
- 20 credits - £1,136
- 30 credits - £1,705
- 40 credits - £2,170
- Dissertation Module (if applicable) £2,459
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
This module is funded by HEE. Students from within West Yorkshire and Harrogate are eligible for full funding.
Health Education England may fund some health courses/modules at the University of Bradford for healthcare staff providing NHS services working within West Yorkshire and Harrogate, against organisational training priorities identified through the organisations training needs analysis.
You are therefore advised to contact the SSPRD Signatory within your organisation regarding their organisational training priorities.
See our fees and financial support section.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships section.
he University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This module will support your career progression in your chosen field.
You can choose to build upon this module with further study that can lead to a full MSc award.