Intensive Care

Key information

Level: 7

Credits: 30

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 85, Independent Hours - 215

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 15


  • 25/01/2023

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 30 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

Completion of Assessment -Physiology-Based module (6HSK0058/7HSK0171) is a pre-requisite for this module.  

Students applying for both modules will need to apply for the MSc Contemporary Nursing programme.

Applicants will normally need a degree in a health-related discipline which includes a research focused module. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered.                                                                        

If you have non-UK academic qualifications you will need to supply evidence of comparability. The organisation ECCTIS will supply this for a reasonable fee

You should also have current professional registration (e.g NMC) and be employed as a health care professional in an appropriate setting. 

Course Overview

This module is designed for students who work within the intensive care setting. In order to implement holistic evidence-based care, it aims to develop professional competence in managing the complex care of a variety of conditions in the intensive care environment. In order to maximise potential success, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant underpinning anatomy, physiology and therapeutic interventions for patients requiring acute care.


The assessment for this module will be:

  • Coursework – 100% - Practice Portfolio including reflective element.
  • Coursework Pass/Fail - Completion of step 2 and step 3 of the National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care nurses to be assessed in practice.

For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.