About This Course
This programme is made up of 3 modules; Fundamental Critical Care (20 credits), Advanced Critical Care (20 credits) and a Work Based Learning module (20 credits). This Part-time programme is designed to facilitate and guide the students effectively and safely in caring for those individuals with critical care needs. The major focus is on the provision of care in a holistic manner and will build on existing knowledge and skills to establish knowledgeable practitioners involved in the care of acutely/critically ill patients.
Module one is designed for any practitioner working in an acute area and module two is for practitioners working specifically in critical care environments.
1 year, part-time
Why study with the School of Health Sciences
If you haven't already do have a look at this page for a list of reasons that we think mean that if you are interested in this graduate certificate pathway you should consider studying with us.
The academics involved with this PGCert have extensive links with external bodies, companies and the 3rd sector, which are fully utilised in ensuring that the modules are relevant to the modern work and research environment graduates will enter. They are also all experienced Nurse practioners who still have active links to the local NHS trust ensuring that modern clinical practice is embedded within the programme.
What will you study on this course?
- Assessment/Critical Care without walls/escalation/Sepsis
- Normal Anatomy and Physiology
- Acid Base Balance
- Infection Prevention
- End of Life care
- Haemodynamic monitoring
- Respiratory support
- Ethical considerations
- Organ Donation
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Teaching will be via face to face and online components. A variety of assessment including blogging, presentation, assignment, summative examination and clinical competencies will be used.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
- Registration with the NMC/HCPC and employment within an acute practice area.
- IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.
Admissions are made via Bangor University online system.
International Students: Because this pathway is part-time and requires a current NMC registration and access to an acute/intensive care environment, this pathway is not suitable for the international market.
This course is especially designed for practitioners working in acute and critical care areas.
Admissions to the programme are made on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications are made using Bangor’s online application system.
Need help applying?
If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Naomi Jenkins, Course Leader. We look forward to hearing from you.
International Students: Because this pathway is part-time and requires a current NMC registration and access to an intensive care environment, this pathway is not suitable for the international market.