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Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care incorporates the latest simulation techniques, which will enable you as a practitioner to link theory to practice.

Course overview

Competence and knowledge for excellence in Critical Care practice is changing. The introduction of the National Standards and Competencies for Critical Care Education has underpinned this Graduate Certificate in Critical Care and has enabled students to access a programme at the forefront of Critical Care education.

Why Study Critical Care with us?

Competence and knowledge for excellence in Critical Care practice is changing. The introduction of the National Standards and Competencies for Critical Care Education has underpinned this Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care, which is a course at the forefront of Master’s-level education.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care incorporates the latest simulation techniques, which will enable you as a practitioner to link theory to practice. By combining these techniques with rigorous academic theory and practice competencies, you will develop into a competent and effective nurse within the critical care environment.

During the course you will have access to our library and e-library, enabling you to access extensive online resources and support materials.

Completing this course and exiting with a formal certificate in Critical Care will be an exciting and valuable opportunity for students. The course website is available through CPD-Apply.

How will I be taught?

Teaching will involve lectures, seminars, group work, e-learning activities, skills practice, peer observation and other methods, all encouraging you to demonstrate clinical competence and excellence in care provision.

There will be the opportunity for you to engage in networking, thereby enabling collaborative working and the sharing of best practice.

Contact hours: 30 hours per module, with five hours per week for six weeks, with six reading weeks.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will consist of a written examination, oral examination, essay, and presentation, as well as completion of the National Standards and Competencies at Steps 2 and 3.

Course Fees

For our latest fees please visit our website.

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Visit the Critical Care page on the University of Chester website for more details!

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