Course Comparison

Course MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (Cardiothoracic Surgery) MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioner
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Science - MSc
Duration 1 year 1 year
Course type Part-time Part-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery
Entry requirements

To apply for this programme, you'll need:

  • a named consultant surgeon who will be your clinical supervisor
  • a current and live registration with either the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Part 1 or 2) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • successful completion of PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner (Cardiothoracic Surgery) or equivalent
  • a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously CRB)
  • a satisfactory occupational health clearance.

UK/EU

A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

You must be employed full-time in an appropriate role within a suitable hospital able to provide training with a UK setting, and you must have support of the clinical manager to undertake this programme of study whilst employed.

International

We are unable to take international students on this programme as they have to be in an employed position as a trainee surgical care practitioner.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for postgraduate taught programmes. Tell me more about scholarships and bursaries.

Applicants for this course will need:

  • evidence of employment from their home trust
  • a named consultant intensivist who will be the clinical supervisor
  • a current live registration with either the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Part 1 or 2) or The Health and Care Professions Council
  • three years post-qualifying experience in intensive care
  • a satisfactory enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check
  • a satisfactory Occupational Health Clearance.