Caring for Complex Clients in Critical Care

This module provides healthcare professionals who have critical care experience the opportunity to evaluate and inform their skills and knowledge underpinning practice, and develop approaches that will positively influence their practice, including considerations of innovations for the future in critical care practice. This module is the third in a series of three modules which form the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care pathway.

Module Code NM6232
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to: 
  • Critically enhance your knowledge, skills and decision-making in order to inform the management and provision of safe and effective clinical practice to Level 3 patients. 
  • Critically evaluate the use of an evidence-based approach to practice in order to promote clinical competence, excellence and innovation in critical care.
By the end of the module, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a flexible and reflective approach to the provision of safe and effective practice, responding to the changing needs of the complex Level 3 patient. 
  • Critically assess and evaluate the biopsychosocial needs of the complex intensive care patient (and significant others) in order to plan care appropriately. 
  • Critically analyse the technological, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and innovations used in managing the needs of the complex intensive care patient. 
  • Utilise evidence to critique clinical practice guidelines in order to enhance provision to those intensive care patients with complex needs. 
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:
Eleanor Fenney
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Wirral Site (Clatterbridge)
Clatterbridge General Hospital
Wirral CH63 4JY
T: 01925 534061
Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ
T: 01244 511000