This postgraduate certificate consists of two compulsory modules, one single (20 credits at Level 7) and one double (40 credits at Level 7). Both modules are delivered face to face.
P44008 Adult Cardiorespiratory Intensive Care Practice (20 credits)
This level 7 single practice module will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills. It will also develop your understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care. Which is relevant to critically ill patients with haemodynamic and respiratory compromise.
P44010 Dimensions of Adult Intensive care practice (40 credits)
This level 7 double practice module provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills. It will also develop your understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care. This relates directly to the management of critically ill patients with neurological, renal or gastrointestinal compromise and those with multiple traumatic injuries.
Please note: as courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules may vary from the ones shown here.
Teaching and learning This programme's teaching, learning and assessment strategy reflects its student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused approach. Each module strikes a good balance between structured learning activities and private study. You will have opportunities for sharing existing and developing skills while increasing your knowledge and experience. A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed to make the most of the range of experience, skills and knowledge within the group.
Approach to assessment
You will be assessed in each of the modules. Assessment strategies are chosen because of their appropriateness for an individual module and programme learning outcomes and content, the academic standard expected and the different styles of learning present within the group. Assessments provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge as well as the critical and reflective analysis required for professional practice.
The assessments also enable you to experience a range of valuable postgraduate attributes relevant to your future career.
Attendance pattern You are expected to attend the University one day per week.
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Home/EU - part time fee: 2017/18: £1,000 per single module 2018/19: £1,000 per single module
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 in the 'This course in detail' window above.
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Funding and scholarships
For general sources of financial support, see funding for Postgraduate students from the UK and EU
- You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.
- You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body in the UK.
- You will normally have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in an adult intensive care environment.
- You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which they can achieve the clinical skills required.
- You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area
- You will need to have secured the support of their line manager
- You should have British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above, if English is not your first language.
Please also see the university's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must be able to demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 7.0 is required for this course.
Please also see the university's standard English language requirements
This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.
Preparation courses for International and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
- Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.
- If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.
How to apply
You apply for this course through UCAS Postgraduate.
Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.
Applications received electronically through UCAS Postgraduate will be forwarded to the University admissions team. Supporting documentation, (for example manager's reference and funding confirmation) should be forwarded using the email addresses provided on the UCAS Postgraduate application form.
Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.
Note: If you only wish to take one module as a stand alone module (rather than as part of the PGCert), then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student. You do not apply via UCAS Postgraduate for this, but instead contact the Programme Administrator on email@example.com / +44 (0)1865 483017 for further details and an application form.
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.