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Short Course

Managing Care Delivery 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.


Attendance: Part-time
Delivery: Online
Duration: 9 days over 1 semester
Module code: Level 6 - NU3173, Level 7 - HI4810
Start Date: September

Course overview 

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-focused 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.


This module aims to support the student in planning, delivering and evaluating effective evidence-based care to critical care patients.

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be NMC 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

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Academic expertise


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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