Acutely Ill Adult

This clinically focused module is intended for practitioners who work in acute care settings where you are increasingly required to care for patients with multi and challenged pathology.

Because of the increasing requirement for practitioners in acute clinical settings to care for patients with multi and challenged pathology, an understanding of normal and abnormal physiology is essential to optimize recognition of significant observations and changes in clinical condition, thus enhancing care. 

Utilizing a problem solving technique this module will review normal and abnormal physiology of the acutely ill adult. The content will focus on recognizing the deteriorating patient in an acute care setting, with a particular focus on respiratory, cardiovascular and renal care and management. 

This module assumes a level of clinical expertise, which means a minimum of one year’s clinical experience and a requirement of a level of understanding of normal anatomy. 

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3300
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

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Semester 1: 2018
This module runs once per academic year.

  • 09.00 - 16.00 Thursday 4 October 
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Thursday 11 October 
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Thursday 1 November 
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Thursday 8 November 
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Thursday 15 November  
  • 09.00 - 16.00 Thursday 22 November 
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 29 November 

Return to study

NMAH 3300  is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard. If it is sometime since you produced an academic essay or undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking the Return to Study information that is available on the LBR DMU website beforehand. 


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