This postgraduate certificate consists of a choice of one of the two single modules on offer (each one is worth 20 credits at Level 7) and one compulsory double module (40 credits at Level 7). Modules are delivered face to face.
P44004 Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult (20 credits, alternative module)
This single level 7 practice related module provides you with the opportunity to develop a critical problem solving approach to the assessment and management of the deteriorating and acutely unwell adult.
P44008 Adult Cardiorespiratory Intensive Care Practice (20 credits, alternative module for those working in an intensive care environment)
This single level 7 single practice module will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills. As well as an understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care. Which is relevant to critically ill patients with haemodynamic and respiratory compromise.
P44007 Cardiac and Respiratory Care (40 credits, compulsory module)
This double level 7 practice module provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills in adult cardiac and respiratory practice required to meet the diverse needs of patients and their families or carers.
Please note: as courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module lists may vary from the ones shown here.
Teaching and learning
Teaching, learning and assessment strategy reflects the programme's 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 your existing and developing skills, 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. There is a mixture of assessment strategies chosen for 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 are used to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge as well as the critical and reflective analysis required for professional practice.
Assessments will also provide you with an opportunity to experience a range of postgraduate attributes that will prove valuable in your future career.
You will be expected to attend the University one day per week.
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