Critical Care MSc / PgDip / PgCert Back
The aim of the course is to allow students to develop their knowledge to an advanced level in all aspects of critical care. It will provide the opportunity to explore critical care as a multidimensional phenomenon through the module assignments and through taught components. The course also helps those who teach within the critical care setting at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to further their knowledge and teach others more effectively.
- Unique - presently there are no other distance learning, interprofessional critical care courses at this level
- Inter-professional approach to enhance group work, discussion sessions and case based presentations
- Emphasis on a biopsychosocial approach
The taught component introduces the student to the multifaceted nature of caring for a critically ill patient. The modular approach allows students to evaluate critical care from an evidence-based perspective, starting with assessment at ward level through to the critical components and then to discharge. Professional issues, including clinical governance and interprofessional practice, will be covered, as well as the psychosocial aspects relevant to caring for critically ill patients.
The modules allow for student choice within the module subject. The assessments are structured to allow students to evaluate the topic in relation to their practice and professional base.
Approximately fifty places are offered per intake and the majority of students are self-funded; although some obtain awards from charities and trusts. The course takes two years to complete inclusive of the dissertation component (9 months for the Postgraduate Certificate level; 9 months for the Postgraduate Diploma level and a further six months for the dissertation stage) spanning just over two academic years.
In order to undertake the course the applicant must have constant and reliable internet access (preferably broadband) and have basic computer literacy skills. The IT knowledge or ability required to undertake the course is by no means advanced but applicants must be comfortable with using the internet and Microsoft Word at a basic level and with this method of learning (e-Learning).
Students will access the modules through the medium of Learning Central which is Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (or VLE) which delivers the course materials. This is accessible via all forms of computer (desk top / lap top / tablet), smart phones.
Approximately 10-15 hours per week required on independent learning and assessment. As the programme is purely e-Learning there are no direct contact hours with the programme team. To support students in their learning, the course team are available 09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday (excluding certain holiday periods) and we guarantee to respond to student queries within two working days.
Students will be expected to submit and pass:
- Three modular assessments for the Postgraduate Certificate
- A further three modular assessments for the Postgraduate Diploma
- Successful completion of the Diploma and a 20,000-word dissertation to achieve the Master of Science Degree In Critical Care
- Start date:
- 2 Years
- Teaching method:
- Distance Learning
- Cardiff, United Kingdom
EUR 9,620.10 (GBP 7,000.00)
EUR 11,269.26 (GBP 8,200.00)
- Tuition fees
|Module name||Credits (ECTS or CATS)||Duration||Core / elective / recommended||Available as Short course (CPD)|
|Advanced Management - Cardiovascular System||20 CATS||core|
|Advanced Management - Respiratory System||20 CATS||core|
|Clinical Management of Specialities||20 CATS||core|
|Professional Practice - Management Issues||20 CATS||core|
|Quality and Safety (20 credit masters module)||20 CATS||Full time - 3 Months||core||Yes|
|Research Governance & Evidence Based Practice||20 CATS||core|