BSc (Hons) Acute and Critical Care

This two year BSc (Hons) Acute and Critical Care degree is suitable for registered nursing professionals working in ICU, CCU, HDU, A&E, theatres, medical/surgical assessment units (MAU/SAU), pre-hospital care and general acute wards.

An ageing population and increased expectations from the public will inevitably mean greater demands on acute and critical care units in the future. These units and the staff that provide care need to be fit for purpose and administer a high quality service. This acute and critical care nursing course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to care and manage patients with complex conditions confidently.

What you will study

Year One

Applied physiology of acute and critical illness

This module looks at critically analysing the impact of pathophysiology on acute and critically ill adult patients and to understand altered physiology. You will explore the consequences of acute and critical illness on homeostasis using a wide knowledge base of normal and altered physiology to understand key treatments. The module will also focus on cardio-respiratory physiology, neurological control and acute medical conditions.

Care and management of the acute and critically ill

You will critically evaluate the complexity of care issues...

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Our state of the art Clinical Simulation Centre replicates an acute care NHS environment, providing realistic clinical facilities for our nursing and midwifery students and qualified healthcare professionals.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), or the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and have a HE Diploma or evidence of RPL (Recognised Prior Learning). You must already be employed and practicing within an acute and critical care environment.

Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) applicants must meet the above criteria and usually possess a relevant Honours degree.

Please note: we are full for 2015 intake but are accepting applications for our 2016 intake.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU

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  • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017