Principles of Critical Care

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply for this course you must have at least 12 months post professional registration experience (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic).

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Assessment, management and delivery of care for the following critical care patients (dependency level 2 or 3):
    • Patients with respiratory dysfunction
    • Patients with cardiovascular dysfunction
    • Patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction
    • Patients at risk of or in systemic inflammatory response syndrome/Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
    • Patients with neurological dysfunction
    • Patients with renal/fluid balance dysfunction
    • Patients with endocrine dysfunction.
  • Evidence based practice:
    • Tools for searching and selecting evidence from a range of sources.
  • Organisational/political influences on care:
    • Current initiatives which impact on practice
    • Ethical frameworks within critical care
    • Organisational changes and new ways of working.


Study time totals 48 hours in the form of seminars, lectures and online discussion activities.

Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

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