CPD Managing Care of the Highly Dependant Adult

Level 6 (undergraduate), 30 Credits

Start dates

February 2021

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Not available: TBC


City campus

Faculty of Health:

0151 231 5829


Course aim

This innovative module has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage the care of the acutely unwell adult.

This course is ideal if you are a qualified nurse working within secondary care, and want to build upon your previous knowledge and skills to effectively care for acutely unwell and/or highly dependent adults.

Course content

During this dynamic and pertinent module, you will study:

  • the pathophysiology, anatomy and physiology of major systems
  • clinical assessment and examination of adults
  • human factors and the deteriorating patient
  • the uses and potential complications of a variety of assessment and monitoring methods used within the acute care setting
  • in addition 3 lead ECG's, BIPAP/CPAP, tracheostomy care and neurological assessment

Teaching and learning

There will be a blended approach to learning, including:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • simulation and tutorials
  • plus you will be expected to complete learning within your own clinical area

This module is delivered over a period of 15 weeks, one day a week.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this course, you must:

  • have current registration as a health care professional working within an area where you can develop acute nursing skills. This is an essential requirement as you must complete a clinical assessment form as part of your assessments
  • be able to demonstrate that you are capable of Level 6 study


You will be expected to complete a case study of 4,000 words plus a clinical assessment form, which must be completed within your own clinical area.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development course can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Further information

Information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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