Retrieval and transfer of a critical care patient within special situations (masters level) (ADV733)

Key features

This masters-level module will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to undertake and lead critical care retrieval and transfers. 

You will also learn to critically analyse the special situations that may require alternative or additional application of understanding and abilities.

You will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in key aspects of critical care retrieval and transfer in special situations. 

The module will enable you to exhibit model leadership and communication skills when performing in routine as well as challenging or difficult situations involving critical care.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 7 – masters degree


Blended learning approach with face to face delivery at InterCity Place, Plymouth

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Course details

 On successful completion of this module you will be able to: 
  • confidently perform effective critical care retrieval and transfers, covering a range of patients from birth to the older adult lifespan
  • critically evaluate the competencies and components required for a safe, efficient and collaborative retrieval or transfer
  • appraise the modifications required for critical care delivery within hazardous areas and disaster management
  • demonstrate exemplary communication and leadership qualities when working within a multidisciplinary environment.
The assessment for this module is in two parts: 
1. a 2000 word assignment that critically evaluates effective critical care management of a patient condition from a hazardous situation
2. a formal practical examination (OSCE) involving 1 station with an unseen clinical scenario.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).
Module dates
12 April, 5, 6 May and 9 June 2022.
The university is following government guidelines on COVID 19 and there is a possibility that some modules may require online delivery. We will keep you informed of any decisions regarding this.
(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers.
In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date.
Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.
This module can be studied as a standalone professional development module or as a core module towards the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme.

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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Entry requirements

Students wishing to undertake this module as part of a professional development pathway must:
  • be a registered practitioner working in an area of practice that will allow you to meet the module learning outcomes
  • be in possession of previous study at degree level.
Individuals without a degree may be eligible to apply providing they have appropriate practice-related experience relevant to the programme, please discuss with the Professional Development Unit prior to application.

Fees and funding