This module is a core compulsory module for the Intensive Care pathway. It is also an option module within the MSc Healthcare Practice programme and may be taken as a free standing module. The module is for practitioners working within intensive care areas or caring for the critically ill adult patient outside traditional boundaries (for example overnight recovery areas). It will enable the student to assess and interpret the adult patient's ongoing condition accurately.
When taken in conjunction with the Intensive Care Patient Management module, this module meets the requirements for the Step two and Step three competencies which are incorporated in the National Standards for Adult Critical Care Nurse Education (2016)
This module is available as an undergraduate (level 6) award.
Who is this module for?
Registered healthcare practitioners normally with one year's post-qualifying practice experience, with opportunity to assess adult intensive care patients. Practitioners should be familiar with a wide range of assessment and monitoring approaches used with adult intensive care patients.
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:
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
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:
Course length: 10 Teaching Days