Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; registration with a professional body; at least two years relevant post-registration clinical experience. We welcome international applicants on this pathway. At least one satisfactory reference (on some occasions a second reference will be required).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) is designed for experienced critical care practitioners who are seeking to deepen their underpinning knowledge and understanding in the field of critical care. The course will prepare you to become a more senior practitioner within your chosen field. The programme covers core learning in relation to research and evidence based practice, and a specialist module in advanced critical care practice. There are also opportunities to undertake modules in assessment, diagnosis and non medical prescribing. In addition, those working at or towards advanced practitioner roles within the UK can elect to study a programme aligned to the newly agreed standards set out by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

CORE: Decision Making for Advanced Clinical Practice or Diagnostic Assessment and Decision Making (must be preceded by Principles of History Taking and Physical Assessment, Dissertation, Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice, Transition to Advanced Practice (Standard, Children & Young People, Critical Care and Midwifery pathways)
Required: Advancing Practice in Critical Care Plus a choice of two of the following Contemporary Advances in Cardiology, Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Part 2: Prescribing in Practice, Pharmacology and Applied Clinical Science for Prescribing and Advanced Medicines Management, Principles of History Taking and Physical Assessment, Work Based Learning.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Health Sciences
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