Adult Acute Care Level 7

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge

12 weeks

Module code: MOD001623

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits

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Take this module as part of our MSc Advanced Nursing Practice

Number of places: 25


Make safety and quality of care an essential part of your clinical practice: improve your ability to continually re-evaluate and enhance care and learning strategies, supporting improvements in acute care practice.

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Full description

Who should attend?

This course is intended for registered clinical practitioners, such as a nurse, operating department practitioner, paramedic or a midwife, who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients.


INDUCTION: 23 January 2017
Cohort 3 - FULL, no further applications

30 January 2017
6, 20 & 27 February 2017
6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2017
3 & 24 April 2017
Cohort 4
6 & 27 April 2017
4 May 2017
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June 2017
6 & 13 July

INDUCTION: 24 January 2017

3, 10 & 24 February 2017
3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March 2017
7 & 28 April 2017

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 7)


If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.

Contact details

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Anne Kenny - Chelmsford

01245 684149

Jacqui Lynch - Cambridge and Peterborough

01223 695337

CPD admissions team

01245 686868

Entry requirements

To access this course, you must:

  • be a registered nurse or other healthcare practitioner who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients
  • have a BSc (Hons) in a related subject at 2:2 or above (or UK equivalent)
  • have six months' experience working in an acute or critical care setting, and will come to the programme with an appropriate understanding of this environment.
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