• Course Delivery
    online
  • Total Credits
    180
  • Tuition
    £11,997
  • Duration
    36 Months

Become a leader in the field of Critical Care and Leadership

This world-first programme is ideal for any critical care professional with leadership aspirations who wishes to explore the theories of leadership and management and practice them under the guidance of world leaders in the field. 

With an ageing population, technological innovation and increasing number of manageable co-morbidities, the role of critical care is ever expanding worldwide. 

In order to meet the anticipated burden on critical care services, the need for clinical and academic leaders to manage resources and drive innovation has never been greater.

This programme is delivered online via a virtual learning environment.

To complete the masters, students will spend one year studying four key topics in the field of critical care then an additional one year to complete a PgCert in Leadership in Health & Social Care and an additional one year to produce a dissertation. 

Exit at 1 year = Pg Cert 

Exit at 2 years = Pg Dip

Completion of 3 years = Masters

Career Prospects

This programme is open to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals and ultimately leads to a Masters degree.

The clinical components acquired and attained during this programme make graduates very desirable for prospective employers.

The aim is for graduates to be highly effective clinical leaders in their field and place of work.

Courses

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student Contract

Compulsory
  • MED5569 Research & Scientific Writing Skills10 Credits

    The aim of the course is to improve the students’ knowledge and skills in identifying relevant published research in the field of critical care. In addition, students will improve their ability to appraise published research, apply an analytical approach and eloquently present scientific work in both written and oral form.

  • MED5570 Respiratory Failure 20 Credits

    The aim of this course is to provide the student with a detailed insight into respiratory system failure. This will include physiology, pathophysiology of key conditions leading to respiratory failure and diagnosis. In addition it will cover state of the art management of respiratory failure in a Critical Care environment including advanced mechanical ventilation and Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

  • MED5571 Sepsis: Definitions, Diagnosis and Management 20 Credits

    The course aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of sepsis, its pathobiology, how it manifests in clinical practice and how it is diagnosed with an appreciation for evolving definitions. Students will also develop in-depth knowledge of how sepsis is managed especially in a critical care environment with particular reference to Surviving Sepsis Guidelines.

  • MED5572 Trauma and Multi-Organ Failure10 Credits

    The aim of the course is to improve the students’ knowledge and skills in identifying relevant published research in the field of critical care. In addition, student will improve their ability to appraise published research, apply an analytical approach and eloquently present scientific work in both written and oral form.

  • MED5573P Dissertation60 Credits
  • NURSING5059Leading Care – Putting Leadership into the Health and Social Care Context20 Credits

    The course will enable students to effectively manage change in the health and social care environment using skills in decision making and negotiation, taking cognisance of risk factors.

  • NURSING5060Leading Improvement in Care Provision20 Credits

    The course will enable students to effectively manage change in the health and social care environment using skills in decision making and negotiation, taking cognisance of risk factors.

  • NURSING5061Transforming Care Services20 Credits

    The course will enable students to explore the impact of policy and strategies in relation to quality improvements in care delivery and to develop an evidence based economic assessment to inform service transformation.

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    A relevant education qualification at Bachelor’s level 2, in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy

  2. Previous work experience

    Relevant clinical experience. Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and allied health professionals with critical care experience welcome to apply.

To apply to this programme:

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

Documents

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)

A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained

Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)

One reference letter on headed paper

Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)

Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)

A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.

Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.

Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.

Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.

Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.

English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).

Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: 

Please provide one reference. 

This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. 

Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. 

If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. 

If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.

Key Dates UK/EU

Application Deadline
Start Date
6 Jan 2020
6 Jan 2020
20 Apr 2020
20 Apr 2020

Tuition & Fees

  • Home/EU: £11,997*
  • International: £11,997*

Employees sponsored by NHS: 8,450

What it's like to study online

100% online for complete flexibility
Our part-time online programmes are ideal if you're working full-time or have family commitments.
Connect to campus from anywhere
All you need for our online programmes is a device with internet access.
Gain a global perspective
As an online student, you'll be part of an international community of academics and learners.
Learn from the experts
Our world-class teaching and research staff will help you realise your potential.
Interact with everyone
Community building and collaborative learning is a key focus of our online programmes.
Access a multitude of resources
Study using a range of materials, including recorded lectures, live seminars, videos, interactive quizzes, journal articles and ebooks.

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