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Adult Acute Care, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Make safety and quality of care an essential part of your clinical practice. Improve your ability to continually re-evaluate and enhance care and learning strategies, supporting improvements in acute care practice.

About

As a registered clinical practitioner, such as a nurse, paramedic or a midwife, who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients, you will want to study this course in order to:

  • build on your understanding of the importance of patient care
  • explore the concept of quality critical care (Department of Health 2005), and recognise that individuals have the right to specialist care, regardless of location or speciality
  • learn how to care for highly dependent and acutely ill patients in a way that maps directly to NICE’s clinical guideline: 50 Acutely ill Patients in Hospital (2007), guided by the Department of Health (2009) competencies for acutely ill adults
  • develop strategies for helping to improve acute care practice, so that safety and quality of care become embedded within your clinical practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description
      12 weeks
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

How you’ll learn 

  • You’ll attend lectures and participate in skills workshops and scenario-based workshops. You’ll have opportunities to apply your new knowledge and skills within your specialty.

Assessment 

  • You'll write an analysis of care relating to a patient scenario, take an OSCE examination and submit a practice portfolio evidencing a series of related clinical competencies relevant to your level of study.

Audience

This course is intended for registered clinical practitioners, such as a nurse, operating department practitioner, paramedic or a midwife, who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To access this course at Level 6 you must:
  • be a registered nurse or other healthcare practitioner who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients
  • have six months' experience working in an acute or critical care setting, and will come to the programme with an appropriate understanding of this environment.
To access this course at Level 7 you must:
  • be a registered nurse or other healthcare practitioner who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients
  • have a BSc (Hons) in a related subject at 2:2 or above (or UK equivalent)
  • have six months' experience working in an acute or critical care setting, and will come to the programme with an appropriate understanding of this environment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 3 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 3 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Level 6: £2,312
  • Level 7: £1,350

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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