Faculty of Health Sciences

Recognition of and Response to Acute Illness in Adults in Hospital

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The module aims to equip practitioners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to recognise and respond appropriately to the needs of acutely ill adults in hospital. It is aimed at health care professionals working in acute care areas, wards, HDU’s and A and E departments, some of the content will also be relevant to paramedic practitioners. The module runs over 6 study days alternate weeks of semester 3, usually Wednesdays and is offered alternate academic years.

Assessment is scenario based using simulation, this is marked on a pass fail basis. Plus a written unseen examination, this latter element makes up 100% of the module mark.

Please note this module is also available at level 7 and that this module can only be studied once at any academic level.

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

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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

If studied as a standalone (PDQS) module there are no entry requirements other than relevant clinical experience. If studied as part of a BSc programme/Grad Dip Programme candidates will have to meet the entry criteria of these programme (HE Diploma in Nursing/Operating Department Practice/Paramedic Science or similar professional qualification, or the equivalent number of CAT points).

Fees and funding

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

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.