University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Critical Care

Intensive Care Medicine is rapidly emerging as a standalone specialty throughout the world. With sepsis as a leading cause of death and a growing population with an increasing number of manageable comorbidities, the burden on ICU is rising. Whether you choose to study full time or part time, the MSc, PG Diploma, PG Certificate in Critical Care offers the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and will consolidate your expertise in the field. Learning opportunities are delivered by experts in Critical Care in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. Areas covered include hot topics such as; sepsis, multi-organ failure and Critical Care governance. **Academic contact: mvls-critcare@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow January or September start MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time : MSc and PgDip: September only intake. PgCert intake begins in January 2019. PgDip: 6 months full-time PgCert: 3 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The University of Glasgow is ranked 2nd in the UK for Medicine (Sunday Times 2018). This is the only MSc programme in Critical Care in Scotland. It provides an opportunity to obtain a postgraduate degree in this developing and exciting clinical field. The programme is taught at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) which has the largest critical care facilities in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK. The hospital itself was opened in 2015 and is one of the biggest in Europe. The programme is delivered by experts in the field of critical care using a multimodal teaching approach which includes lectures, seminars, simulated cases and ward rounds. The University of Glasgow is ranked top amongst UK medical schools in the National Student Survey (2016) with 98% overall student satisfaction. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** The programme is delivered at the University of Glasgow and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on campus in Glasgow. The MSc in Critical Care has three components: - Three taught courses in the first semester (3 months full time) - Three taught courses in the second semester (3 months full time) - Dissertation or project report in the summer semester (6 months full time) On a part-time basis, the taught courses could be taken over 12 months and the dissertation/project could be completed over 12 months. Part-time students have the flexibility of choosing the three courses during each year of study, as long as course 1 (research and scientific writing) is chosen first. The programme is delivered mainly at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and at the University Teaching and Learning Centre on campus. The learning and teaching approach is varied and includes lectures and tutorials, seminars, set exercises, simulated clinical scenarios, and simulated ward round at the critical care floor at the QEUH. There will be emphasis, for some of the assignments, on reflection, leadership and specific application of new knowledge within the students' own working environments giving them a unique and bespoke learning opportunity. For the MSc component, students can either choose a topic that is related to critical care or write a report on a project carried out during the year. It is expected that this work is presented at national and international conferences as well as submitted for publication. The programme is suitable for both UK and International students. n.b. part time study is possible for international students who are in the UK on a work visa and will continue to be employed throughout their period of study. **Find out more about core and optional courses** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/criticalcare/?card=coreandoptionalcourses **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. For information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

Entry requirements

MSc: The programme is open to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Doctors require completion of the Basic Foundation Programme or equivalent. The entry requirements are: 1.A relevant health professional qualification 2.Current or recent employment within a critical care setting 3.Normally a minimum of one to two years' experience in critical care practice 4.IELTS score as per Glasgow University standard for candidates whose first language is not English. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.0 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses MSc: The programme is open to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Doctors require completion of the Basic Foundation Programme or equivalent. The entry requirements are: 1.A relevant health professional qualification 2.Current or recent employment within a critical care setting 3.Normally a minimum of one to two years' experience in critical care practice 4.IELTS score as per Glasgow University standard for candidates whose first language is not English. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: The programme is open to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Doctors require completion of the Basic Foundation Programme or equivalent. The entry requirements are: A relevant health professional qualification Current or recent employment within a critical care setting Normally a minimum of one to two years' experience in critical care practice IELTS score as per Glasgow University standard for candidates whose first language is not English. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

MSc: The programme is delivered at the University of Glasgow and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on campus in Glasgow. The MSc in Critical Care has three components: 1.Three taught courses in the first semester (3 months full time) 2.Three taught courses in the second semester (3 months full time) 3.Dissertation or project report in the summer semester (6 months full time) On a part-time basis, the taught courses could be taken over 12 months and the dissertation/project could be completed over 12 months. Part-time students have the flexibility of choosing the three courses during each year of study, as long as course 1 (research and scientific writing) is chosen first. The combination will be agreed before study is commenced. The programme is delivered mainly at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and at the University Teaching and Learning Centre on campus. The learning and teaching approach is varied and includes lectures and tutorials, seminars, set exercises, simulated clinical scenarios, and simulated ward round at the critical care floor at the QEUH. There will be emphasis, for some of the assignments, on reflection, leadership and specific application of new knowledge within the students' own working environments giving them a unique and bespoke learning opportunity. For the MSc component, students can either choose a topic that is related to critical care or write a report on a project carried out during the year. It is expected that this work is presented at national and international conferences as well as submitted for publication. The programme is suitable for both UK and International students. n.b. part time study is possible for international students who are in the UK on a work visa and will continue to be employed throughout their period of study. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: The programme is delivered at the University of Glasgow and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on campus in Glasgow. The MSc in Critical Care has three components: Three taught courses in the first semester (3 months full time) Three taught courses in the second semester (3 months full time) Dissertation or project report in the summer semester (6 months full time) On a part-time basis, the taught courses could be taken over 12 months and the dissertation/project could be completed over 12 months. Part-time students have the flexibility of choosing the three courses during each year of study, as long as course 1 (research and scientific writing) is chosen first. The combination will be agreed before study is commenced. The programme is delivered mainly at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and at the University Teaching and Learning Centre on campus. The learning and teaching approach is varied and includes lectures and tutorials, seminars, set exercises, simulated clinical scenarios, and simulated ward round at the critical care floor at the QEUH. There will be emphasis, for some of the assignments, on reflection, leadership and specific application of new knowledge within the students' own working environments giving them a unique and bespoke learning opportunity. For the MSc component, students can either choose a topic that is related to critical care or write a report on a project carried out during the year. It is expected that this work is presented at national and international conferences as well as submitted for publication. The programme is suitable for both UK and International students. n.b. part time study is possible for international students who are in the UK on a work visa and will continue to be employed throughout their period of study. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 20,150 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

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University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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