The MSc Critical Care (online) programme for health care professionals who encounter critically ill adults in their daily practice. These professionals include:
nurses; doctors in training; senior doctors from all specialties; allied health professionals (for example, physiotherapists, paramedics and dietitians).
Prospective students will often be working full time in professional roles and need a flexible approach to study. The programme is therefore designed as a part-time, fully online, MSc programme.
You will study core clinical subjects in year one and two of the programme, covering:
recognition of critical illness; initial treatment and stabilisation; advanced organ system support; coordination of care within the intensive care unit; human factors.
You can exit at the end of 1 year with the PgCert.
You can exit at the end of 2 years with the PgDip.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine (MBChB or equivalent), nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy, or any other allied health care profession involved in the management of critically ill patients.
In addition applicants must demonstrate experience of working with critically ill patients for a period of more than 3 months.
Distance and Flexible learning
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School