This course has been developed to facilitate healthcare practitioners in enhancing their knowledge and skills with regard to being able to recognise, assess and respond to deterioration in the acutely ill patient. The course is patient focused and explores both the assessment and monitoring techniques needed to support the acutely ill patient. It also critically reviews the support strategies needed to respond to deterioration in the acutely ill patient such as track and trigger early warning systems, critical care outreach and patient follow up.
Personal development planning plays an influential role in this course enabling you to engage in the process of personal and professional reflection in order to achieve not only the learning outcomes but develop lifelong learning skills.
AWARD TYPE: Cert
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Part-time : One year
SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: September
Students must have a current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health Professionals Council.
Prospective students must be working in a clinical practice area where the assessment of acutely ill patients takes place in order to meet the learning outcomes of the module.
They are required to be supported by their line manager.
They should 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.
Recognition of deterioration:
Track and trigger scoring systems
Critical care outreach
Responding to deterioration:
Respiratory, cardiovascular, renal & neurological assessment
Blood gas analysis
Central venous monitoring
Impact of organisational culture:
This course has been derived from a former module - NU3648 Recognising Deterioration in the Acutely ill Patient, to provide a single target exit award.
Recognising and Responding to Deterioration in the Acutely ill Patient (20 credits).
Students will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, demonstrations, group activities (eg, 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.
- Practical Examination (OSCE)
- Oral Examination (Viva)
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839