Adult Critical Care Course

Learning Beyond Registration

60 credits at level 6

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 One - Foundation in Critical Care

  • 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 1 dates:

7 January 2016
14 January 2016
21 January 2016
28 January 2016
4 February 2016
11 February 2016
18 February 2016
25 February 2016
3 March 2016
10 March 2016

Poster presentation: 10 March 2016
Assignment date: 24 March 2016

Module Two - 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. Contempory issues in critical care are also explored.

Module Two dates:

21 April 2016
28 April 2016
5 May 2016
12 May 2016
19 May 2016
26 May 2016
2 June 2016
9 June 2016
16 June 2016
23 June 2016
30 June 2016

Portfolio hand in date: 1 September 2016

All courses within the LBR portfolio are accredited and these credits can be used towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice degree award. For further information on the award, please see the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice entry on the LBR course page or contact

Note: All communications will be by email, to place of work email addresses.

Closing date for applications is 1 Month before start date.

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