Care strategies for managing the acutely ill patient, NU3647 Short Course

Care strategies for managing the acutely ill patient, NU3647 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: Six days in the classroom over 12 weeks. Supported by E-Learn. (20 credits at level 6)

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort: January 2021

Entry Requirements:

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

Course Content

  • This is a module which has been developed for nurses who wish to understand the care strategies needed to support the acutely ill patient. High dependency is a level of care and not a location.
  • This module facilitates practitioners to provide such care. The module is patient focussed and evaluates the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and neurological care strategies needed to manage the acutely ill patient. 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 in Critical Care or the 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

Case study.

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-5

Health and wellbeing 2,6-8

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)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

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

For further information

Module information:
Tracey Williams, Module Leader, 01772 893694

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