Taught course

Acute and Critical Care

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

For BSc (Hons) programme: Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), plus 120 credits at Level 5 (Dip HE). Postgraduate Certificate applicants must meet the above criteria and usually possess a relevant Honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Patients can become acutely or critically ill at any time and the more ill the patient becomes, the more likely they are to be vulnerable, physiologically unstable and require complex care. Acutely or critically ill patients exist throughout many settings in hospitals and beyond, and there is a need to ensure quality of care for all these patients, irrespective of their location.

Advances in medicine and technology have also resulted in patient care becoming more complex, diverse and challenging, which has meant an increase in the acuity and dependency of patients needing care.

An ageing population and increased expectations from the public will inevitably mean greater demands on acute and critical care units in the future. These units and the staff that provide care need to be fit for purpose and administer a high quality service.

It will be suitable if you work in ICU, CCU, HDU, A&E, theatres, medical/surgical assessment units (MAU/SAU), pre-hospital care and general acute wards.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
08455 194 787
01443 654050