What will I learn?

The aim of the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner programme is to develop a new professional able to safely fulfil a proportion of those roles currently only undertaken by medically qualified intensive care trainees in the National Health Service.

This new role is seen to be important in pioneering the shift of work, traditionally done only by doctors, to new, non-medically trained grades of staff. It also addresses the current workforce planning problems in critical care.

This programme allows students to extend their studies beyond the qualification required for registration (PG Diploma: Advanced Critical Care Practitioner) to an MSc, by satisfactorily completing a dissertation.

The programme is 27 months full-time which includes 24 months of academic study and clinical training, followed by 3 months of supervised practice.

Why study this course?

Following on from the success of the Physicians’ Assistant (Anaesthesia) and other non-medical practitioner roles there has been renewed interest in the development of the role of Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCP) from surrounding Trusts.

Employability

This programme is part of a structured training programme for the role of Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) It is fully funded by the individual NHS Trust that supports ACCP training.

Which department am I in?

School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Study options

Full Time (27 months)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 January 2022

Venue

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston,

Birmingham,

B15 2TT, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Registered health care practitioners (eg, nurses, operating department practitioners/Physician Assistants’ (Anaesthesia)) require one or both of the following: At least three years full-time, post-qualification work experience in a relevant area, and evidence of recent (within three years) and successful academic activity. A first degree in a health-related subject. Students need to have an IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in every band; TOEFL IBT: 80 overall with a minimum of 19 in listening, 19 in reading, 21 in speaking and 19 in writing; PEARSON: Minimum of 53 in listening, reading, writing and speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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