Taught course

Critical Care

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

For our course, we require that the applicant must be a registered practitioner with a minimum of 12 months’ postregistration experience in a critical care area. Successful completion of a degree at 2:1 or equivalent is also normally required for postgraduate-level study.

You should be working within a critical care environment for a minimum of 18 hours per week with access to level 3 patients during the duration of the programme.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care incorporates the latest simulation techniques, which will enable you as a practitioner to link theory to practice.

Why Study Critical Care with us?

Competence and knowledge for excellence in Critical Care practice is changing. The introduction of the National Standards and Competencies for Critical Care Education has underpinned this Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care, which is a course at the forefront of Master’s-level education.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care incorporates the latest simulation techniques, which will enable you as a practitioner to link theory to practice. By combining these techniques with rigorous academic theory and practice competencies, you will develop into a competent and effective nurse within the critical care environment.

During the course you will have access to our library and e-library, enabling you to access extensive online resources and support materials.

Completing this course and exiting with a formal certificate in Critical Care will be an exciting and valuable opportunity for students. The course website is available through CPD-Apply.

How will I be taught?

Teaching will involve lectures, seminars, group work, e-learning activities, skills practice, peer observation and other methods, all encouraging you to demonstrate clinical competence and excellence in care provision.

There will be the opportunity for you to engage in networking, thereby enabling collaborative working and the sharing of best practice.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will consist of a written examination, oral examination, essay, and presentation, as well as completion of the National Standards and Competencies at Steps 2 and 3.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Health and Social Care Admissions
Email
hscadmissions@chester.ac.uk