Critical Care

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.06 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 9.53 k / Year(s)  
191 place StudyQA ranking:3630 Duration:24 months

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The taught component introduces the student to the multifaceted nature of caring for a critically ill patient. The modular approach allows students to evaluate critical care from an evidence-based perspective, starting with assessment at ward level through to the critical components and then to discharge. Professional issues, including clinical governance and interprofessional practice, 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 Universitys 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).

Career Prospects

Valued added to CV with many students reporting that attainment and / or current participation on the MSc lead directly to promotion. Many students were also stimulated to pursue academic careers via further study up to PhD.

Available Modules

* Module 1: Research Governance and Evidence Based Practice
* Module 2: Advanced Management - Cardiovascular systems
* Module 3: Quality and Safety
* Module 4: Advanced Management - Respiratory systems
* Module 5: Professional Practice and Management Issues
* Module 6: Clinical Management of Specialties

Suitable applicants should: * hold a UK higher education qualification, minimum of a BSc (Hons) or BA (Hons) grade 2:2 or above, from a UK institution with relevant degree awarding powers as detailed by the Department of Education and Skills; * OR hold a non-UK qualification equivalent to CQFW credit level 6 or above as defined and detailed by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (NARIC); * OR Be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the programme of study in question and be approved as such by the Head of School; * AND 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 as detailed in the Cardiff University Senate regulations please see the Cardiff University website Senate Regulations for further detail (briefly detailed below).PLEASE NOTE: All students enrolling for the course must be in relevant paid employment. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


Facts and figures

Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities.

We are the 12th largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers with a total estimated income for 2013/14 of £460M.

Our student community

We have 26,269 students enrolled, representing over 100 countries.

* 18,685 undergraduates
* 7,584 postgraduates
* 5,090 international students
* 1,000 students volunteer in the local community each year
* 170,000 alumni across the globe from more than 180 countries

Student numbers confirmed for 2012/13.

Research and innovation

We have a world-leading research community with a strong and broad research base:

* our research contract awards have a total value of £500M
* we have won five Queen's Anniversary Prizes
* £20M has been invested in Cardiff University/Fusion IP spinouts
* we are 8th in the UK for interactions with SMEs since 2008*
* we rank 6th in the UK for estimated turnover (£43M) of all active graduate start-ups since 2008
* our researchers include two Nobel Prize winners - Professor Sir Martin Evans and Professor Robert Huber.

*Encouraging a British Invention Revolution, Sir Andrew Witty, October 2013.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are sought-after by employers - more so than most other major UK universities.

* 94% of graduates enter employment or professional training/postgraduate study shortly after graduating
* 78% obtain graduate level employment, placing the University 16th in the UK for this measure

Based on HESA Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey.

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