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Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

NURS7023

Start dates

September 2022

Application deadline

1 August (for a September start) 

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level

7

Academic credits

20

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview

This Care of Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult module will provide you with the opportunity to develop a critical problem solving approach to the assessment and management of the deteriorating and acutely unwell adult.

This module will enhance your assessment skills, enabling you to recognise changes in a patients' clinical condition and communicate findings to colleagues in the multidisciplinary team. It will examine the management of these patients while implementing human factors principles to improve patient safety.

Healthcare professional and students assessing patient

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified health care professional with a minimum of one year of relevant clinical experience.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1060 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1060 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

2022 / 23
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

Learning and assessment

The teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the module reflects its student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused approach. The module has an appropriate division between structured learning activities and private study.

Teaching methods employed will include the flipped classroom approach, problem based learning and clinical simulation. All of the learning methods to be used will engage the student in both academic and practice learning.

Students doing course work

Learning and teaching

Topics to include:

  • Pathophysiological concepts and care, in relation to deteriorating or acutely unwell adult patients, reviewing the underpinning evidence-base
  • Assessing the deteriorating or acutely unwell adult patient
  • Recognising the deteriorating or acutely unwell patient
  • Principles of human factors in health care
  • Management of the deteriorating or acutely unwell patient
  • Acute respiratory compromise
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Cardiac rhythm recognition and 12 lead ECGs
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Acute neurological conditions
  • Fluids and electrolytes
  • Acute abdomen
  • Acute kidney injury
  • End of life care.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

100% course work. Simulated scenario assessment, demonstrating assessment, recognition and management of a deteriorating or acutely unwell adult.

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.