University of Huddersfield
Health Studies (Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care)
The course is designed for healthcare practitioners working with people of all ages experiencing acute and/or critical illness and/or injury within the acute healthcare setting. It provides a deeper understanding of the principles and practice that influence the assessment, care and management of the acutely or critically ill person.The course offers students the ability to develop their clinical skills specifically related to their area of practice, as well as providing them with the opportunity to gain the independent nurse prescriber qualification.
Health or social care practitioners should be registered with a professional body such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Currently work in an acute or critical care area of practice. Have an Honours degree at 2.2 or above, have studied at Honours level or can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours degree standard. Other qualifications and experience are considered on an individual case basis.
Modules include: assessment of the acutely/critically ill adult; critical appraisal of research literature; project (health related); policy and advanced professional practice; practice development; research project preparation. Optional modules: independent and supplementary nurse prescribing assessment; care and management of acute/critical illness or injury.
Assessment involves a variety of methods including action plans, simulation based examinations, written examinations, learning contracts, reports and written essays.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 800 per Credit module (home fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Huddersfield||Huddersfield||HD1 3DH||Yorkshire and the Humber|