On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
- demonstrate the practical
skills needed for advanced airway, respiratory, and cardiovascular assessment
and interventions to promote effective critical care management, incorporating legal and ethical
- critically discuss and apply the
underpinning knowledge required to manage advanced airway, respiratory, and
cardiovascular critical care scenarios
- critically review the aetiology,
physiology, pathophysiology of key body systems relevant to the module
- analyse the
pharmacology of the key drugs/agents used in the critical care management of
airway, breathing and circulatory emergencies and evaluate their effectiveness.
The assessment for this module is in two parts:
1. A 2000 word assignment critically evaluating effective critical care management of a patient condition that involves management of the airway, breathing and circulation
2. A formal practical examination (OSCE) involving 2 stations with an unseen clinical scenario set in each.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).