Concepts of Critical Care Nursing

This module provides healthcare professionals who have critical care experience with 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 first of three modules which form the Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care pathway.

Module Code NM7230
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions
The aims of the module are to: 
  • Master key concepts in critical care in order to critically enhance your knowledge, skills and decision-making in the care of the critically ill patient. 
  • Synthesise and apply a critical approach to research and evidence in leadership in order to promote and demonstrate clinical competence and excellence in critical care provision
By the end of the module, you will be able to:
  • Comprehensively critically evaluate key service requirements that underpin the National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses. 
  • Systematically, and critically, assess and evaluate the biopsychosocial needs of the intensive care patient (and significant others) in order to plan care appropriately. 
  • Critically deconstruct clinical judgements when managing the needs of the intensive care patient. 
  • Utilise research and evidence to systematically demonstrate safe andeffective clinical practice.

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