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Short Course

Assessment & Monitoring of Critical Care Patients

Level 6 & 7

Our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview

This is a module which has been developed for nurses who wish to enhance their acute patient assessment and monitoring skills in the intensive care setting. The module is patient-focused and explores the underpinning evidence base for assessment and monitoring techniques utilised to prioritise patient care delivery, whilst supporting normal and abnormal physiology; treatment and nursing interventions.

Attendance: Part-time
Delivery: Blended
Duration: 9 days over 1 semester
Campus: Preston
Module code: Level 6 - NU3172, Level 7 - HI4808
Start Date: September or March

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be registered health professionals
  • Be currently working in a critical care setting
  • Have studied to level 6 before
  • Have six months of work experience in a critical care setting
  • Be qualified for at least 2 years
  • Have the support of their manager in practice
  • Be able to demonstrate engagement throughout studies to the course leader

Academic expertise


This course is based in the School of Nursing located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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