Queen Mary - University of London
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
This programme for clinicians, senior nurses and allied health professionals working in Critical Care Medicine, is intended to provide participants with a thorough grounding in the discipline, together with the tools to maintain their knowledge base, through a course of advanced, specialist instruction. The programme is designed to ensure that course participants acquire the theoretical understanding and skills to advance and promote knowledge in the specialty and develop their leadership skills. Accordingly students will be carefully selected to ensure that they are able to meet the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course. This MSc programme provides the opportunity to obtain a higher degree through general study at a high level, rather than by undertaking a specific research project. For progression to the MSc, candidates must have demonstrated satisfactory performance in the Postgraduate Diploma Course and be working in a Critical Care Unit where they are acquiring the necessary practical experience of critical care as applied to their profession. This programme aims to: provide advanced theoretical and practical teaching covering a broad range of key topics related to the management of the critically ill or injured patient develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to provide leadership in the provision of the highest standards of critical care develop and demonstrate competence in critical appraisal of research and the skills to conduct robust clinical audit Programme outline Core modules: Pathophysiological basis of critical illness Supportive care for failing organ function Care of the unconscious patient Decision making, communication and ethics Research and Audit methodology Special Patient Groups Neurocritical Care and Trauma management Clinical observership Dissertation Assessment Each module will be assessed by the course tutor on the basis of written work, examination and presentations by trainees who have achieved all the required learning objectives of the module. Entry requirements Both UK and overseas doctors and nurses with a medical or nursing degree are eligible to apply, as are Allied Health Professionals. Postgraduate experience in critical care medicine is obligatory. Students will be carefully selected to ensure that they are able to meet the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course. For overseas doctors and nurses all candidates should also provide the results of a recognised English language test, eg TOEFL/IELTS (minimum score required TOEFL 590 and IELTS 6.5) that they have undertaken.