University of Glasgow: Critical Care, Leadership & Management (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Study type Taught


This programme is a world-first in combining a scholarly approach to critical care, leadership and management. It is suited to critical care professionals who wish to develop an academic approach to critical care as well as improve their understanding and practice of leadership and health care management. With sepsis as a leading cause of death and a growing population with increasingly manageable co-morbidities, the burden on critical care facilities is rising. As the speciality continues to evolve in the current climate, the need for professionals who can take on leadership and management roles has never been greater. With teaching delivered in state-of-the-art clinical facilities at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK and at the triple-accredited Adam Smith Business School, this programme aims to develop the future clinical leaders in critical care.

**Why This Programme**
- The University of Glasgow is ranked 2nd in the UK for Medicine (Sunday Times, 2019)

- Named Scottish University of the Year 2018, The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world

- With both national and international students in mind, assignments and projects will be tailored to allow students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own units, regions or countries

- This MSc offers a unique blend of clinical critical care topics and advanced training in Health Services Leadership and Management

- Clinical topics are taught at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK with a £27 million state-of-the-art learning centre

- Clinical Topics will be delivered by experts in the field using a diverse range of teaching methods including: tutorials, lectures, ward rounds and simulation sessions

- Topics in the field of management and leadership will be delivered in conjunction with the Adam Smith Business School which holds triple accreditation with the AACSB International, the EQUIS and the AMBA

**Programme Structure**
The MSc in Critical Care consists of a 180 credit taught programme. It will comprise a combination of 20 and 10 credit core modules, an additional optional 10 credit course and dissertation. Courses in the field of critical care will be taught on campus at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and those courses in the field of management will be delivered by the MSc in Health Services Management in conjunction with the Adam Smith Business School.

Students completing the Postgraduate Diploma will take no more than 120 credits over two years. Students completing the Postgraduate Certificate will take no more than 60 credits in one year.

**Core courses**
- Research & Scientific Writing Skills

- Evidence-based Quality Improvement

- Introduction to Management and Leadership in Health Services

- Management of Multi-Organ Failure

- Sepsis

- Leadership in Contemporary Health Care

- Dissertation

**Optional courses**
- Contemporary Issues in Human Resources

- Marketing Management

- Managing Strategic Change

- The programme will be delivered using various methods including: lectures, seminars, small group tutorials, teaching ward rounds, simulation sessions and group presentations.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.


University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 


The University:

  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
  • 95.9% of students in employment or ...

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