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Faculty of Health Sciences

Pathophysiology for Critical Care Practice

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The module is intended to increase knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiological processes of critical illness. The module will provide the practitioner with a robust understanding of physiology in order to make well informed clinical decisions when caring for critically ill patients.

Study days are alternate weeks of semester 2, usually Thursdays, 6 study days in total, the module usually runs alternate academic years, and assessment is by unseen written examination.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Thursdays on campus.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

This module is available as a standalone module at level 6 or as part of the BSc in Critical Care and the MSc in Critical Care. Students enrolling on a programme as opposed to a standalone module will have to meet the programme’s entry criteria. Prospective students should have some prior understanding of anatomy and physiology at level 5.

This module is compulsory for the MSc in Critical Care and must be studied first. If the module has already been completed as part of another programme then an alternative level 6 critical care module can be studied in its place.

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.