Applied physiology in critical illness (Image courtesy of Pixabay)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module is designed for health care professionals to provide the underpinning knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology of critical illness in adults.

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse the impact of pathophysiology on the acute and critically ill adult and to understand altered physiology
  • critically explore the consequences of acute and critical illness on homeostasis
  • debate and critically analyse altered physiology to understand key treatments
  • analyse clinical symptoms of critical illness and rationalise evidence based clinical care.

This module can be studied as a standalone module, as a core module towards the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Critical Care or as an optional module towards some other BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 – bachelors degree

How to apply

For further information on module dates, entry requirements, fees and funding and how to apply please contact the relevant education coordinator for the organisation where you wish to undertake the module, see below contact details.

This module is delivered by:

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Jackie Williams,

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
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