Acute and Critical Care (Practice Development)

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Description

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date. The timetable for level 6 modules running in 2013/4 is available on the Practice Developm…

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You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date. The timetable for level 6 modules running in 2013/4 is available on the Practice Development Framework website.

Indicative pathways for completion of the UAD within the academic year 2013/4, are available from the Practice Development Framework website at http://tiny.cc/healthcpd.

Why study with us?

Do you work within an acute or critical care practice setting? Do you wish to develop your practice based knowledge and skills at degree level? Would you like to undertake a short course which specialises in acute and critical care and includes assessment of practice?

The University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Acute and Critical Care enables you to focus your award to your particular area of practice, for example respiratory, acute medicine, surgery, critical care, coronary care, renal, neurosciences, orthopaedics. We can help you to broaden your knowledge and skills base and improve your career prospects.

What can this course lead to?

Having completed this University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Acute and Critical Care, you could bring the 60 credits into a top-up degree in BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice or BSc (Hons) Practice Development.

Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.

Entry requirements

Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.

More information about levels and credits.

Credit and UCAS requirements Credit: 60 credits Selection criteria

You will need to be a qualified nurse or health care professional, with active registration with the NMC Nursing Register, or equivalent. You will need to be working in an acute health care setting.

Applications will be accompanied by one professional reference.

You may be interviewed by a member of the course team; this interview may be by telephone. During this interview you will be offered advice on the suitability of the award and your module choice within the award dependent on your personal and professional development needs. You should be able to discuss benefits of studying the award.


Modules

Core modules

HLLG6001 Acute and Critical Care: Foundations for Practice (You must be working in an acute care environment and have at least 6 experience in the speciality)

HLLG9001 Qualificatory Practice Unit for the UAD Practice Development: Acute and Critical Care Pathway (non-credit bearing)

Core choice modules (you must select one of the modules below)

HLLG6010 Critical Care: Contemporary Issues (you must be working within a critical care unit and have at least 12 months experience in the speciality)

HLLG6002 Acute Care: Contemporary Issues (Independent Study) (you must be working within an acute care setting and have at least 6 months experience in the speciality)

Optional modules (you will need to select one of the modules below)

HLLG6003 Acute Pain Management

HPHG6036 Medicines: Therapeutics and Pharmacology

HPHG6030 Human Health and Pathophysiology

HLLG6004 Acute Stroke Management: Contemporary Perspectives (must have experience within and/or access to an acute stroke setting)

HLLG6019 Heart Failure Management

HLLG6018 Evidence Based Practice

HLLG6031-35 Negotiated Learning (The nature of the module content and assessed work will be negotiated and written into a learning contract)

HLLG6042-46 Work Based Learning (The nature of the work based learning and portfolio will be negotiated and written into a learning contract. You must identify an appropriate approved workplace mentor)

Course summary

The University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Acute and Critical Care is designed for individuals who work with clients in an Acute and Critical Care setting and wish to enhance and develop their clinical and academic skills at level 6. Develop your knowledge and skills in acute and critical care, select from a range of subject specific modules including adult critical care, acute cardiac care, acute practice, neuroscience and orthopaedics to support your professional practice.

You will need to commence the course with the core module HLLG6001 Acute and Critical Care: Foundations for Practice, and then study one of the core choice modules. You will need to complete the qualificatory practice unit, and then select one of the optional modules to study.

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