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Managing Care of the Highly Dependant Adult

Level 6, 30 Credits

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 length

This course runs once a year commencing in February. The total length of the course is one semester (15 weeks). This will be delivered on one full day per week.

Course cost

The total cost for this CPD module is currently unavailable.

Course structure

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.

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

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.

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
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.

Study dates

This CPD will not be running for the 2020/21 academic year.

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

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

T: 0151 231 5829

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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