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Recognition of Acute Physical Illness in Adults

Key facts

  • Module codeNURU218
  • Start date 13 Jan 2020
  • Application deadline3 Nov 2019
  • Duration15 weeks
  • Days on campus5
  • Credit value SCQFSCQF 9 20
  • Fees Fees: £500. Overseas Fees: £920.
  • Study mode Part-time, Stand-alone modules, Mixture of online and classroom delivery

This module will prepare you to assess and implement an appropriate plan of care for the acutely ill patient utilising recognised assessment tools, clinical knowledge and skills.


  • Entrance requirements

    This is a course for:

    • experienced healthcare practitioners wishing to enhance practice and patient safety within your clinical environment
    • healthcare practitioners working in general and acute settings, including those who have recently qualified
  • Funding

    Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.

  • Objectives

    As a healthcare practitioner you will learn to:

    • enhance practice and patient safety within your clinical environment
    • develop knowledge and understanding leading to prompt recognition of acute physical illness in adults
    • develop your knowledge and understanding of signs of clinical deterioration in patients
  • Delivery and assessment

    The module is delivered through a blended learning approach including 5 'face to face' sessions on campus over a 15 week period covering key lectures, clinical scenarios and virtual learning activities. As per university guidelines you would need to attend at least two thirds of the oncampus dates to complete the module.

  • Module co-ordinator

    Gwen Drysdale

  • Employability

    You can utilise the learning from the module as part of your current academic career pathway development and Personal Development Plan.

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