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Adult Critical Care Transfer - 20 credits - Module

It is becoming increasingly necessary to transfer critically ill adults in both the inter and intra hospital environments. This module provides opportunities for you to develop the in-depth knowledge and skills to understand what makes a safe and effective transfer of a critically ill adult....

Studying with us in 2021/22 and 2022/23

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  • Level CPD
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City South
  • Award Module
  • Start date May 2022
  • School School of Health Sciences
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

It is becoming increasingly necessary to transfer critically ill adults in both the inter and intra hospital environments. This module provides opportunities for you to develop the in-depth knowledge and skills to understand what makes a safe and effective transfer of a critically ill adult. This will enable you to manage such transfers in the best way for the individual patient in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

The module is underpinned by the requirement to demonstrate critical thinking as you gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of safe transfer of the critically ill adult. You will be encouraged to engage in peer learning and reflect on your shared experience. You should be working in a role that requires you to undertake transfers of critically ill adults as you will be required to reflect on your practice.

The themes of the module include: the need for transfer, principles of safe transfer, patient assessment for transfer, packaging, equipment, transport, communication and transfer in special circumstances. Skills acquired while studying this module will be applicable across a range of critical care transfer situations with the aim of preparing you to critically evaluate and therefore manage the transfer process in any situation. Understanding why as well as how to effect a safe transfer will allow you to manage a variety of Critical Care Transfer scenarios.

Why Choose Us?

  • Led by experienced critical care practitioners with current links to practice and special interest in transfer
  • Supported with sessions by visiting Specialist Clinical Lecturer
  • Clinically focussed content that addresses the challenges of transferring the critically ill adult
  • An opportunity to develop your confidence and skills in the transfer of critically ill adults
  • A strong focus on current issues in transfer of the critically ill patient, and the practical application of knowledge

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Tuition fees shown are for the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation based on the Retail Prices Index and the additional costs we incur each year to deliver our courses, maintain and develop our infrastructure and provide a range of support services, or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: May 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks
  • TBC

International students

Tuition fees shown are for the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation based on the Retail Prices Index and the additional costs we incur each year to deliver our courses, maintain and develop our infrastructure and provide a range of support services, or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: May 2022

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks
  • TBC

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

The module will appeal to those from healthcare practice who care for adult patients requiring critical care transfer in both the inter and intra hospital setting who wish to gain underpinning theory to inform their practice.

You should be working in a role that requires you to undertake transfers of critically ill adults as you will be required to reflect on your practice.

Course in Depth

Level 6

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. It can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module on the Professional Practice Programme.

Level 7

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. It can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module on the Professional Practice Programme.

Course structure

The online element will consist of timetabled sessions delivered via MS Teams, and Moodle resources and activities you will complete as self-directed study. The practical days will be scenario-based focussing on the practical skills required when transferring critically ill adults.

Teaching days

11 May 22, Online
18 May 22, Online
25 May 22, Online
8 Jun 22, Practical in BCU
9 Jun 22, Practical in BCU
15 Jun 22, Online

Submission date - 3 Aug 22

Employability

The module will help you to develop your professional portfolio. You will be encouraged to develop your thinking about critical care transfer and your practice.

International

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Facilities & Staff

The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.

Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.

The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.

In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

Simulation Mannequins

SPACE skills practice model

S.P.A.C.E.

SPACE is an innovative practice area all students can access to use equipment and resources to practise a wide range of skills in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. It provides students with a creative learning environment to get the best educational experience before becoming a health care professional.

S.P.A.C.E.

Learning Facilities

We offer up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across. These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice.

Learning Facilities

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Virtual Tour

Explore our facilities in 360 panoramas, including welcome videos from key members of staff and Health and Wellbeing student profiles.

Virtual Tour

Doug Ellis Sports Centre

Our £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre boasts an 80-station fitness suite, an eight-court sports hall, and workout and spinning studios. The centre offers state-of-the-art fitness training equipment and plenty of room for team sports including five-a-side football and cricket. An all-weather pitch adds the finishing touches to the centre.

Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.

Doug Ellis Sports Centre website

Our staff

Chris Carter

Senior Lecturer

Chris is a Senior Lecturer, an experienced critical care nurse and leader and during the first wave of the Covid-19 was seconded as Matron for Critical Care in a London Hospital.

More about Chris

Enquiries

Module Leaders

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leaders, Eleanor Chisholm and/or Chris Carter on:

Professional Navigators

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke, is also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.