Critical Care at University of South Wales - UCAS

University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Critical Care (Taught)

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Course summary

The course will provide opportunity for healthcare professionals to be forward thinking practitioners who are armed with ability to utilise current evidence-based practice and to problem solve in a more autonomous manner. When healthcare practitioners are more knowledgeable, they can challenge practice in order to advance patient care. The course will allow students to grow and develop as questioning and autonomous practitioners. This course is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding and ability to demonstrate application and clinical competence which will be evidenced through Critical Care Steps 2 competencies and Critical Care Steps 3 competencies. Course content will include the application of a range real examples (scenarios) that the student would likely meet whilst working in critical care. These will range from simple to complex in order to reflect the type of scenarios the students will meet in practice. These will include moral, legal, ethical and professional issues, as well as the debating the differing ranges of therapeutic interventions that may be needed for particular condition/disease processes. Additionally, relationships with patients and relatives, physical assessment, managing the complexity of physiological changes, leadership and evaluating and facilitating change in service delivery will also be considered.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a relevant degree. Applicants must be currently employed within a critical care environment and remain in that employment throughout the duration of the course. The Course Leader will use discretion to accept applications based on previous experience aligned to Step 1 and Step 2 competencies confirmed by line manager or education lead from the named Health Board. Applicants can only study this course with the permission and support of their employers. Applicants must hold a professional registration with the NMC or HCPC and be active on that said register and must have completed Step 1 competencies. Applicants will normally have 18 months critical care experience. Applicants with a minimum of 12 months experience will be considered if appropriate evidence of professional development is provided (e.g. completion of Step 1 competencies). Applicants whose first language is not English are normally required to have IELTS 6.5 (preferably with a high mark in the written component). This course is not open to the international market but is available to international nurses already settled in the UK and working within one of the Health Board.

English language requirements

ILELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 5.5 in any one component

USW English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

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Critical Care at University of South Wales - UCAS