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Postgraduate Professional Development 2021-2022

PD4001: PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING 1

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course has been designed to further develop registered nurses in critical care provision to become safe and competent practitioners. Enabling to provide individualised holistic care for the critically ill patient.

The students undertaking this course will further develop knowledge and skills to competently provide holistic care for the patient requiring level 3 care. The students undertaking this course should have a core knowledge in critical care practice and have successfully completed the NHS Grampian critical care education pathway or equivalent from outside of NHS Grampian

PD4002: PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING / AHP 2

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

This course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge gained in Professional and Clinical Development in Critical Care 1 to further develop the practitioner’s knowledge in critical care delivery. Embarking on part 2 will allow the individual practitioner to focus on their own professional development depending on their own career goals and aspirations.  

This course would provide the practitioner with the additional 30 credits to meet the National Education requirements to work in critical care.

PD4501: PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT IN CRITICAL CARE NURSING 1

30 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

This course has been designed to further develop registered nurses in critical care provision to become safe and competent practitioners. Enabling to provide individualised holistic care for the critically ill patient.

The students undertaking this course will further develop knowledge and skills to competently provide holistic care for the patient requiring level 3 care. The students undertaking this course should have a core knowledge in critical care practice and have successfully completed the NHS Grampian critical care education pathway or equivalent from outside of NHS Grampian

PD5002: MSC ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE – PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

In the final year of the MSc programme there is a course offering a small project that will be completed through self-directed learning.  The project can be either a research-based piece of work or practice development initiative related to advanced practice.

PD5003: MANAGEMENT OF EMERGENCY INJURIES FOR ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The course is developed to prepare practitioners with a professional registration in healthcare for a clinical role as an advanced autonomous practitioner working within a range of settings such as pre-hospital, community, primary or emergency care.  The focus of this course is the development of specialist knowledge and skills related to clinical assessment, diagnosis, investigations, treatment and relevant referral pathways for patients presenting with undifferentiated range of emergency injury symptoms. 

PD5004: MSC ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE – SMALL RESEARCH PROJECT

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

In the final year of the MSc programme there is a course offering a small project that will be completed through self-directed learning.  The project can be either a research-based piece of work or practice development initiative related to advanced practice.

PD5005: FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL METHOD AND DECISION MAKING

30 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course is designed to prepare advanced or advancing healthcare practitioners who will be required to perform enhanced clinical assessment with enhanced autonomy with the additional comprehensive skills in History Taking and Physical Examination across major body systems. 

The course has been developed to address the essential clinical assessment and examination skills to enable a differential diagnosis to be formulated and are required for the role as defined in the national competencies for advanced practice.  The course is designed to enhance relevant knowledge of anatomy and physiology as they underpin clinical assessment. 

The essential skills gained in this course or equivalent are required for practitioners wishing to undertake non-medical prescribing. 

This course is core requirement of the PgCert Advanced Clinical Practice programme.

PD5501: MENTAL HEALTH AND WORKING WITH VULNERABLE GROUPS

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is designed to enhance insight and understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the overall provision of health and social care to vulnerable groups and those with mental health problems in general healthcare systems. The course will enable the practitioner to assess and manage a patient with mental health issues through the implementation of management strategies and in alignment with the broader legal framework.

PD5502: MSC ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE – PROJECT

60 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

In the final year of the MSc programme there is a course offering a small project that will be completed through self-directed learning.  The project can be either a research-based piece of work or practice development initiative related to advanced practice.

PD5504: MSC ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE – SMALL RESEARCH PROJECT

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

In the final year of the MSc programme there is a course offering a small project that will be completed through self-directed learning.  The project can be either a research-based piece of work or practice development initiative related to advanced practice.

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