Are you a nurse or allied health professional that cares for critically ill patients? Perhaps you work in a high dependency or critical care area and wish to learn more about management of the critically ill patient?
1 year full-time
3 years part-time
2 years (PgCert PgDip) part-time
1 year (staged study) part-time
Or maybe you care for critical care survivors in step down areas? If so, this advanced clinical practice pathway in critical care, is designed to provide you with the solid academic foundation that you’ll need to progress as an advanced clinician.
On this course you’ll develop advanced assessment and clinical reasoning skills for the acute management and rehabilitation of critically ill patients from intensive care units through to their discharge. You’ll learn a comprehensive knowledge of critical care, which will enable you to work at an advanced level of practice. By studying the latest practices, policy and research, you’ll be able to apply the theory you’ll learn into practice to help your patients and improve their quality of care and health outcomes.
The full master's course can be studied 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time starting in September. If you don’t want to commit to full or part-time study of the entire master's, you can develop your educational portfolio over a longer period of time by undertaking staged study that leads to the award of Postgraduate Certiﬁcate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and MSc in separate stages. Each stage can be studied 1 year part-time starting in September. You can also study the combined PgDip (PgCert and PgDip) as a 2 year part-time course starting in January. The MSc stage (dissertation) can also be studied 1 year part-time starting in May.
Must have a pre-registration degree in a relevant allied health profession with at least one year of specialist clinical work experience.
This course is designed to incorporate a multidisciplinary perspective that follows the patient pathway from admission to hospital discharge, which is essential when entering leadership roles in today’s healthcare systems. You’ll learn a holistic approach to patient care alongside clinical leadership skills and how to use evidence-based practice and research to make informed decisions that grow your knowledge and expertise in critical care.
Your learning will be underpinned by the national Advanced Clinical Practice framework as set out by Health Education England, encompassing the four pillars: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.
As well as studying key modules in advanced clinical practice, leadership, evidence-based practice and research, you’ll select modules to define your specialist pathway in critical care, where you’ll develop an advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This forms the backbone of critical care practice.
You'll also be able to support your study learning portfolio by choosing from a range of optional modules from our Advanced Clinical Practice named specialist pathways; Cardiovascular Health, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and Pelvic Health.
At Brunel, we understand the challenges of fitting study around work and family life. For this reason, we have designed this course to be flexible, so that it can fit around your current commitments. You can study full-time, part-time or even just take one or more CPPD modules for your professional development and return to complete your course at a later date.
Year 1 Compulsory
PH5612 - Advanced Clinical Leadership
PH5604 - Qualitative Research in Health and Social Care
PH5603 - Quantitative Methods and Design for Health Science Research
PH5611 - Dissertation
PH5617 - Acute Management of the Critically Ill Patient
PH5616 - Anatomy and Physiology
PH5615 - Facilitating Learning and Teaching in Clinical Practice
PH5618 - Rehabilitation after Critical Illness
PH5619 - The Specialist Patient
UK Staged Master £2,825 per stage.
Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase.
Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.
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