University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Critical Care Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

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Imagine if you had the confidence to react more effectively in an emergency situation. 
Our course in Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) aims to develop clinicians to undertake autonomous practice and will help you to feel confident in delivering the best possible patient care. Armed with up-to-date knowledge and skills you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives. This course is designed for healthcare professionals caring for critically ill patients and those working within acute, emergency or critical care environments such as ambulance services, intensive care units and emergency departments. The course promotes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, and aims to help you develop the skills to undertake autonomous practice. Core modules focus on pre-hospital special incident management, critical care transfer and advanced emergency practice.

Course details


Year 1 (postgraduate certificate): take 2 core modules and 1 optional core module; critical care: advanced emergency practice; critical care: critical care transfer; critical care: pre-hospital special incident management. Optional core: clinical investigations and diagnostics for healthcare professionals. Year 2 (postgraduate diploma): take 1 core module and 40 cats of optional modules; understanding research and critical appraisal in healthcare; clinical examination skills for healthcare professionals; health care ethics; community-based care. Year 3: professional project; introduction to management in health care organisations.

Assessment method

Assessment for each module can be seen by looking at the relevant module page but typically consists of written essays of 4,000 words each, a clinical portfolio and/or a case-based examination. The Professional Project is assessed by a 4,000 word project report, an oral presentation and poster presentation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should: be in a clinical post at Band 6 or above in a trainee ACP post or similar; have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Care Professionals Council or Royal Pharmaceutical Society; Hold a BSc degree at 2nd class level, or evidence of Level 7 study. Those without the academic qualifications will have a telephone interview with the course director for a special case request to be made. English language requirements: Band A with specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing. Please check the University of Warwick website for most up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Advanced Critical Care Practice at University of Warwick - UCAS