Advancing Knowledge and Practice in Critical Care Nursing

This module provides healthcare professionals who have critical care experience the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge underpinning practice, and develop approaches that will positively influence their practice within this specialised field. This module is the second of three modules which form the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care pathway.

Module Code NM6231
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions
The aims of the module are to: 
  • Critically review the use of evidence to advance your knowledge, skills and decision-making within critical care, in order to ensure the provision of safe and effective clinical practice to the critically ill patient.
  • Demonstrate and critically reflect on your approach to practice in order to promote clinical competence and excellence in critical care provision.
By the end of the module, you will be able to:
  • Identify, critically evaluate and apply a range of evidence in order to rationalise your practice decisions.
  • Critically examine the evidence underpinning the technological, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions used in managing the needs of the intensive care patient. 
  • Recognise and be able to critically analyse the risks and potential complications of critical care provision.
  • Critically consider the ethical and legal issues regarding critical care.

KSF – Core Dimensions 
This module contributes to the following core dimensions: 
1 Communication
2 Personal and People Development
3 Health, Safety and Security
4 Service Improvement
5 Quality
6 Equality and Diversity
For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:
Kristen Vine
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Warrington Campus
Crab Lane
Warrington WA2 0DB
T: 01925 534612
Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ
T: 01244 511000