• Course Delivery
    online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • Tuition
    £8,397
  • Duration
    2 Years

BECOME A LEADER IN THE FIELD OF CRITICAL CARE

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 and leadership.

Programme Structure
The programme is delivered online. It consists of seven core courses. 

Learning is done exclusively via a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with emphasis on the research and governance principles which underpin contemporary practice, as well as leadership and management skills.  

The students will also start the in depth exploration of core clinical subjects in critical care and begin to produce independent reports/essays for submission online.  

In Year 2 students will further enhance their knowledge of core critical care subjects and be introduced to leadership & management principles as well as clinical governance and quality Improvement in critical are.

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. 

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 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.

  • 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.

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: £8,397*

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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