• Course Delivery
    online
  • Total Credits
    60
  • Tuition
    £4,167
  • Duration
    1 Year

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.

Why This Programme?

NUMBER 3 in UK for Medicine (COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE UK 2020)

The University of Glasgow is ranked top amongst UK medical schools in the National Student Survey (2016) with 98% overall student satisfaction

The work and assignments during the course are tailored in order for students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own unit, country or region

Teaching will be delivered by experts in the fields of critical care via a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Teaching sessions will include online interactive tutorials, practical demonstrations and peer discussion forums

The course enables students to study, in depth, a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics pertinent to the practice of critical care.

Programme Structure

To complete the PGCert, students will spend one year studying key topics in the field of critical care and leadership in health & social care

There will be opportunities to discuss clinical cases, policies, management pathways, research and other aspects with world leaders in the field of critical care education and the opportunity to form professional ties with them.

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

During this programme you will be required to choose a blend of clinical and non-clinical courses all of which must total 60 credits.

Please see the courses below and be specific in your application which ones you would like to study.

40-50 credits must come from clinical courses.

10-20 credits must come from non-clinical 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

Optional
  • MED5562 Acute Kidney Injury - clinical10 Credits

    The aim of this course is to provide the student with a detailed insight into acute kidney injury (AKI) by identifying relevant publications and incorporating these into their work. This will include physiology, pathophysiology of key conditions leading to AKI and diagnosis. In addition, the course will enhance confidence in the management of AKI in a Critical Care environment including the use of renal replacement therapy (RRT).

  • MED5564Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement - non-clinical10 Credits

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the broader non-clinical aspects of Critical Care. The students will gain insights into how quality of care is measured and benchmarked against other Critical Care units Nationally. Students will also be introduced the concept of reflective practice using structured Morbidity and Mortality reviews and how this process can be used for learning and improving standards. The students will gain an appreciation of the importance of ongoing audit and quality improvement in Critical Care.

  • MED5565 Gastrointestinal Emergencies - clinical10 Credits

    The course aims to give participants the opportunity to develop a critical knowledge of gastrointestinal emergencies, how they develop and the ways in which patients with these conditions are managed. The course will provide students with the ability to confidently discuss the support provided in Critical Care for patients with these conditions gaining the ability to apply these principles to their everyday practice.

  • MED5566 Leadership & Management in Critical Care - non-clinical10 Credits

    This course aims to equip students with the skills necessary to become effective clinical and academic leaders within their own departments. This will be achieved through acquiring detailed and critical knowledge of leadership and management theories and how these principles can be applied in clinical practice.

  • MED5568 Nutrition in critical care - clinical10 Credits

    The course aims to equip students with an in depth evidence based knowledge of the impact of optimising nutrition improving the outcome for critically ill patients. In addition the course will enable students to apply state of the art knowledge around nutrition to their own clinical practice.

  • MED5569 Research & Scientific Writing Skills - non-clinical10 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.

  • MED5570Respiratory Failure - clinical20 Credits

    The students will have in-depth knowledge of respiratory physiology, the pathphysiology of key conditions leading to respiratory failure, how respiratory failure manifests in clinical practice and how it is diagnosed. Students will also develop in depth knowledge of how respiratory failure is managed especially in a Critical Care environment with particular reference to ventilatory support and Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

  • MED5571Sepsis - clinical20 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 & Multi-Organ Failure - clinical10 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.

  • Neurocritical Care Neurocritical Care - clinical10 Credits

    This course aims to equip students with a critical understanding of conditions that present to Neurocritical Care, including aetiology, diagnosis and management of patients with these conditions. This will provide students with the critical thinking skills that underpin their day to day practice.

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

    The programme is open to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Doctors require completion of the basic foundation programme or equivalent. The entry requirements are: A relevant health professional qualification Current or recent employment within a critical care setting Normally a minimum of one to two years' experience in critical care practice IELTS score as per Glasgow University standard for candidates whose first language is not English.

To apply to this programme:

You must apply online for this programme. As part of your online application, you need to submit the following:

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)

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

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.

Key Dates UK/EU

Application Deadline
Start Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
6 Jan 2020
6 Jan 2020
20 Apr 2020
20 Apr 2020

Tuition & Fees

  • Home/EU: £4,167*
  • International: £4,167*

*Total cost, incremental payment schedule available. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only.

Employees sponsored by NHS: per module at 983/20 credits, pro-rata for 10 credit course

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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