Adult Critical Care

Credits: 60 credits at level 6 (2 x 30 credit modules)
Start Dates: Not currently scheduled
Funding: Open to funded and self-funding applicants dependent on availability
Location: Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln


This course is aimed at practising care nurses with 12-18 months clinical experience. It is delivered as two modules and the overall aim is to develop critical care skills and knowledge with an application to practice in order to deliver high quality, evidence-based critical care.

Module 1 Foundations in Critical Care - This modules focuses on caring for critically ill patients requiring respiratory and cardiovascular support. Explores in-depth anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and evidence-based treatment of critical illness related to respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

Module 2 Delivering Contemporary Critical Care - This module examines the remaining body systems such as renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal and neurological with an in-depth exploration of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and evidence-based care. Contemporary issues in critical care are also explored.

Entry Requirements and Pre-Course information

  • Applicants must be working within an Intensive Care Unit in order to successfully complete the assessments
  • Applicants must have 12-18 months experience in a relevant setting

How to apply

To apply, please click on the 'Apply Now' button at the top of the page. You will need to register to our online application system, OneUni, and start dates will be list on the following page.

If funded for the course you will need to secure managerial/organisational approval prior to application according to your internal prioritisation process.

Please note: All communications will be via email, to 'place of work' email addresses provided.


The course is 22 weeks in duration, 1 day per week.


Foundations in Critical Care -

  • 3,000 word Assignment (50% weighting)
  • Oral Poster Presentation. (50% Weighting)

Contemporary Critical Care -

  • 3,000 word Assignment (50% weighting)
  • Completion of Portfolio of Evidence (100% weighting)

Contact Dates


Contact dates are provisionally timetabled and could be subject to change depending on minimum application level being reached.

Prior to application you must ensure that you have been approved for funding via your Trust or workplace internal process to avoid disappointment. Application to the course does not indicate allocation of a place and we would check this separately with your employer.

We will confirm with you at least 4 weeks prior to the programme start date if you have been allocated a place.

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