Critical Care Developments
Level 6, 60 Credits
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.
This programme is delivered over a full year from January on a Thursday. The course offers a blended approach to teaching and learning.
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.
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
You will be assessed via:
- a written case study (4000 words)
- a Professional Portfolio
- a clinical assessment document
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)
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.
The course will commence in January 2017 and runs on a Thursday. This course runs once a year.
How to apply
If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.
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
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.