University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care)

Designed for experienced critical care practitioners who are seeking to deepen their underpinning knowledge and understanding in the field of critical care. The course will prepare you to become a more senior practitioner within your chosen field. The programme covers core learning in relation to research and evidence based practice, and a specialist module in advanced critical care practice. There are also opportunities to undertake modules in assessment, diagnosis and non medical prescribing. In addition, those working at or towards advanced practitioner roles within the UK can elect to study a programme aligned to the newly agreed standards set out by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or equivalent; registration with a professional body; at least two years' relevant post-registration clinical experience

Course modules

CORE: Decision Making for Advanced Clinical Practice or Diagnostic Assessment and Decision Making (must be preceded by Principles of History Taking and Physical Assessment, Dissertation, Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice, Transition to Advanced Practice (Standard, Children & Young People, Critical Care and Midwifery pathways)
Required: Advancing Practice in Critical Care Plus a choice of two of the following Contemporary Advances in Cardiology, Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Part 2: Prescribing in Practice, Pharmacology and Applied Clinical Science for Prescribing and Advanced Medicines Management, Principles of History Taking and Physical Assessment, Work Based Learning.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods depend on module choice but are likely to include essays, case studies, examinations, simulated assessments, practice based assessment, a clinical portfolio and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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