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University of Glasgow: Clinical Critical Care

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The care of critically ill patients is a challenging and highly specialised area of health care practice. The polio pandemic in the 1950s led to the birth of the modern Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Another pandemic (Covid-19) has seen the term ‘ICU’ rise to prominence once again as the area in hospital where the most severely ill patients are cared for. Critical Care is a term that is repeated daily in the media. It is the specialty we practice and are passionate about, and the area of health care we are dedicated to teaching at the University of Glasgow.

  • Ranked top amongst UK medical schools in the National Student Survey (2016) with 98% overall student satisfaction.
  • Work and assignments are tailored in order for students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own unit, country or region.
  • Teaching will be delivered by experts in the fields of Critical Care via a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  • Teaching sessions will include online interactive tutorials, practical demonstrations and peer discussion forums.
  • Study, in depth, a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics pertinent to the practice of Critical Care.
  • Watch Dr Mo Al-Haddad, the programme director, explain more....

This programme is delivered online. The MSc consists of 10 core courses plus a dissertation. There are two exit points, the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)*.

The PGDip consists of 10 courses only. The PGCert consists of a blend of clinical and non-clinical courses totalling 60 credits.

Learning is done exclusively via a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with emphasis on the research and governance principles which underpin contemporary practice, as well as leadership and management skills.

The MSc/PGDip courses in Year 1 are designed to introduce the academic skills required to complete the course and apply evidence based practice. The students will also start the in depth exploration of core clinical subjects in Critical Care and begin to produce independent reports/essays for submission online.

In Year 2 students will further enhance their knowledge of core Critical Care subjects and be introduced to leadership & management principles as well as clinical governance and quality Improvement in Critical Care.

In Year 3, MSc students will write a dissertation around a topic of their choice allowing them to use the skills of academic enquiry learned.

There will be opportunities to discuss clinical cases, policies, management pathways, research and other aspects with world leaders in the field of Critical Care education and the opportunity to form professional ties with them.

Core courses

Clinical

  • SEPSIS: DEFINITIONS, DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
  • RESPIRATORY FAILURE
  • TRAUMA AND MULTI-ORGAN FAILURE
  • ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY
  • NUTRITION IN CRITICAL CARE
  • GASTROINTESTINAL EMERGENCIES
  • NEUROCRITICAL CARE

Non-Clinical

  • RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING SKILLS
  • CLINICAL GOVERNANCE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
  • LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT IN CRITICAL CARE

  • CLINICAL CRITICAL CARE DISSERTATION for Masters students

*PGCert: During this programme you will be required to choose a blend of clinical and non-clinical courses all of which must total 60 credits. Please see the courses above and be specific in your application which ones you would like to study.

  • 40-50 credits must come from clinical courses.
  • 10-20 credits must come from non-clinical courses.

This programme is open to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals and ultimately leads to a Masters degree.

The clinical components acquired and attained during this programme make graduates very desirable for prospective employers. The aim is for graduates to be highly effective clinical leaders in their field and place of work.

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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. 

Rankings

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 further study 6 …

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