The aim of the course is to allow students to develop their knowledge to an advanced level in all aspects of critical care. It will provide the opportunity to explore critical care as a multidimensional phenomenon through the module assignments and through taught components. The course also helps those who teach within the critical care setting at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to further their knowledge and teach others more effectively.
The taught component introduces the student to the multifaceted nature of caring for a critically ill patient. The modular approach allows students to evaluate care of the acute or critically ill patient from an evidence-based perspective, at any point the patients journey (pre-hospital to discharge), allowing consideration from a multiprofessional approach. Professional issues, including, interprofessional practice, law, ethics, quality and safety will be covered, as well as the psychosocial aspects relevant to caring for critically ill patients The modules allow for student choice within the module subject. The assessments are structured to allow students to evaluate the topic in relation to their practice and professional base.
Fifty places are offered each year and the majority of students are self-funded, though some obtain awards from charities and trusts. The course takes two years in total (9 months stage 1a, 9 months stage 1b, and a further six months for the dissertation stage 2).
Students will access the modules through the medium of Learning Central which is Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (or VLE) which delivers the course materials. This is accessible via all forms of computer (desk top / lap top / tablet), smart phones and iPads; via a dedicated Learning Central application (downloadable from the Apple App. Store).
Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.
We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:
6 April and 27 July 2016.
The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.
Suitable applicants should either: (a) hold a UK higher education qualification, minimum of a BSc (Hons) or BA (Hons) grade 2:2 or above, from a UK institution, (b) hold a non-UK qualification equivalent to CQFW credit level 6 or (c) be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme. They must have held for a minimum of two years a position of responsibility of relevance to the proposed programme and satisfy any applicable University language competency requirements .
Recipient: Cardiff University
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