Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Critical Care (Intercalated) PgDip Cardiology
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
Duration 1 year 1 year
Course type Full-time Blended learning
Placement - -
Location Plymouth RILA Institute of Health Sciences - UK Based
Provider School of Nursing and Midwifery RILA Institute of Health Sciences
Entry requirements

Given the nature of the placement element in a critical care environment, and the point of academic entry into the programme, we ‘normally’ only consider medical students who have successfully completed (or anticipate successful completion) the fourth year of their primary medical degree.

All applicants will be required to provide written permission to intercalate from their medical school and evidence (via transcript) confirming completion of relevant clinical skills and research, to the level normally expected of a fourth year undergraduate medical student. We appreciate some of this evidence may not be available when a student initially applies; however, it will be required to secure a provisional offer if successful through the recruitment process.

If you want to find out more about the opportunity to pursue an Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Critical Care with Plymouth University, please email the Professional Development Unit at pduadmissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Fulfil one of the following three criteria:

    1. Be in possession of an MBBS or an equivalent medical degree from a WHO recognised institution or
    2. Be in possession of a BHMS (Batchelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery) from an accredited institution or
    3. Be in possession of a non-standard qualification and have an acceptable level of experience e.g. Nurses (working as Nurse Practitioners, Consultants, or Specialists).

 Additionally:

    1. If the medical degree or other qualification was not taught in the English language a score of 5.5, in all elements, in the British Council IELTS test, or equivalent (e.g. TOEFL) will usually be required.
    2. Provide a satisfactory reference from a senior health care practitioner or line manager with knowledge of your work and experience, and who is able to support your suitability to participate in the programme.