Managing care delivery of critical care patients, NU3173 Short Course

Managing care delivery of critical care patients, NU3173 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 8 x 5 hour sessions. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Online Only

START DATE: January 2021

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

(20 credits at level 6)

This module has been developed for nurses who wish to evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing and medical interventions utilised to support care delivery in the intensive care setting. The module is patient focussed and explores the respiratory, renal, sepsis and nutritional support strategies utilised to prioritise patient treatment and interventions following the development of organ failure. It will also review practice development, including care pathways, and the impact of government policy on the provision of care.

Students may study this module on its own for continuing professional development purposes, or for the award of either the Advanced Certificate Critical Care, Graduate Certificate Critical Care Nursing or BSc (Hons) Professional Practice. All students are encouraged to develop and maintain a portfolio of learning and achievement. The portfolio is not assessed but supports personal development planning, development of reflective practice and career enhancement activity.

Learning Environment & Assessment

Clinical competencies; 3,000 word assignment

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-5

Health and wellbeing 2,6,7

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839


For further information:

Module information: Alison Eddleston, Senior Lecturer 01772 893615

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839