This course has been developed especially for practitioners working in the acute hospital environment, with a particular focus upon assessing and managing the acutely ill deteriorating patient.
This course is mapped to national health policy drivers around providing quick and appropriate assessment and management of the acutely ill patient. The award allows students to create a personalised, focused programme of study that meets personal, professional and organisational requirements whilst working towards a recognised academic qualification.
AWARD TYPE: AdvCert
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Course delivered over two semesters
SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: September for NU3082
Students must have a current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory organisation, namely Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Prospective students must be working in a clinical practice area where the assessment and management of acute patients takes place.
They are required to be supported by their designated line manager and be able to satisfy the Course Leader that they are competent to pursue the course programme.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
This course is studied part-time and comprises of two modules; NU3082 Recognising & Responding to Deterioration in the Acutely Ill Patient and NU3647 Care Strategies for Managing the Acutely Ill Patient. Both of these modules are compulsory and must be passed at a minimum grade of 40% to be awarded the Advanced Certificate in Acute Hospital Care.
Students will study both of the following modules:
Students will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, skill demonstrations, group activities (e.g. discussion), Personal Development Planning (PDP), problem solving, case studies and web based resources. Learning in the clinical skills laboratories is central to the course and integral to student development.
This award utilises personal learning days to explore local and national critical care nursing practice.
An exciting opportunity for acute care nurses to obtain an academic award that is mapped to national drivers for acute nurse education.
From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
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Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
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Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
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