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Critical Care Developments

Critical Care Developments

Level 6, 60 Credits

Course aim

This programme is recognised as meeting the national standards for post qualification critical care nursing education and training as outlined in the National Standards for Critical Care Nursing Education (2012) document. By undertaking this course students will have the theoretical knowledge to underpin current practice within critical care, in an informed and holistic manner.

Course length

This programme is delivered over a full year from January on a Thursday. The course offers a blended approach to teaching and learning.

Course cost

The total cost for this CPD module is £2,400.

Course structure

The Module will be delivered via:

  • face to face lectures
  • practice-based assessment
  • online learning environments

You will be expected to attend University, participate in online sessions and attend clinical simulations in order to meet the requirements of the programme.

Course content

You will explore the following themes:

  • anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology (major systems)
  • pharmacology and pharmacokinetics
  • critical care treatment interventions 
  • research process, methodology and audit 
  • ethical and legal issues
  • leadership/management
  • competency

You will be assessed via:

  • a written case study (4000 words)
  • a Professional Portfolio
  • a clinical assessment document 
Entry requirements

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

  • show evidence of study at Level 6
  • have a mentorship qualification
  • be working within a critical care environment for at least 12 months
  • be a healthcare professional with at least 2 years clinical experience and or recent evidence of completing a course in advanced clinical skills/theory
  • have a letter from your employer confirming support of your studies (if required)
CPD award

By undertaking this programme you will have met the national standards for critical care nursing education (2016) which requires 60 credits. Upon completing this programme students exit with 60 credits at Level 6, with a certificate of professional development. 

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

Study dates

Dates for the coming year will be available shortly.

How to apply

Please apply using our online application form selecting undergraduate from the Level of Entry drop down.

Further information

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

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
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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