In recent years there has been a shift towards providing critical care in general wards, which has changed the way acutely unwell patients are identified, treated and managed in the acute hospital environment.
Staff are required to have appropriate knowledge and skills to identify the deteriorating patient and provide prompt, timely and appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration. This module uses a flexible blended learning approach to enable practitioners to develop this skill set to enhance the care provided to this group of patients.
This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award.
Who is this module for?
Nurses and other registered healthcare practitioners, such as paramedics, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in caring for acutely ill patients. Students must be working in an appropriate clinical area, caring for patients who are already, or are at risk of becoming acutely ill.
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:
Exam and clinical competencies
Course length: 10 Teaching Days