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Acute Hospital Care

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.


Award: AdvCert, CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: Two semesters
Campus: Preston
Start Date: September

Course overview

This course is studied part-time and comprises of two modules; NU3082 Recognising and 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:

  • NU3082 Recognising & Responding to Deterioration in the Acutely Ill Patient (20 credits) Semester 1
  • NU3647 Care Strategies for Managing Acutely Ill Patients (20 credits) Semester 2

Entry requirements

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.


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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