Taught course

Adult High Dependency Care Practice

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Applied Health and Professional Development

Entry requirements

You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body in the UK. You will normally have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in a relevant clinical area. You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required. You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area. You should have the support of your line manager. You will need to have a British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language. All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Adult High Dependency Care Practice educates UK registered health care professionals to achieve professional development and experience in this specialist area.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care relating to the management of patients with complex care needs being cared for in an Adult High Dependency Care environment.
Successful completion of this course allows you to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Adult High Dependency Care Practice worth 60 CATS Credits at Level 7.
This Postgraduate Certificate comprises of two compulsory modules, one single (20 credits at level 7) and one double (40 credits at level 7), both modules are delivered face to face:

P44007 Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult (20 credits)
This single level 7 practice related module provides you with the opportunity to develop a critical problem solving approach to the assessment and management of the deteriorating or acutely unwell adult.
P44063 Perceptions of Adult High Dependency Care (40 credits)
This level 7 double practice will provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of how to manage patients requiring high dependency care. The module considers the recovery, stabilisation, and rehabilitation of patients following deterioration in their health.

Information for international students

This course is not available to students classed as international for fees purposes.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
01865 483017