The University of Edinburgh is recognised globally for its research, development and innovation, and has been providing students with a world-class education for more than 425 years.

Building on that tradition, the MSc in Critical Care has been developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and is based within the University’s Deanery of Clinical Sciences and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The MSc is an exciting new online programme that blends an evidence-based exploration of the Clinical Specialty of Critical Care with Clinical Research and Academic Practice.

Regardless of your clinical background, you will learn directly from an enthusiastic and experienced teaching faculty chosen for their expertise in the clinical or academic subject area being taught.

This programme is suitable for graduates in medicine, nursing and other healthcare professions who treat critically ill patients.

Why study with us?

Clinical research is widespread in critical care and is now integrated into clinical practice in many centres directly improving patient care by promoting critical thinking and clinical excellence.

Up-to-date knowledge of critical care will greatly enhance the ability of any healthcare practitioner to care for critically ill patients under their care and this programme will give you specialised knowledge and understanding of Critical Care, both from a clinical and an academic-research perspective.

Flexibility of study

Thanks to our state-of-the-art e-learning software and extensive digital resources, the programme is delivered entirely online.

This enables you to manage work, childcare or other personal commitments whilst studying at your own pace and developing your own specialised interest under the expert guidance of our distinguished clinicians and academics.

You will be studying with students from all parts of the world. Debates on the discussion forums take place throughout the term and their flexible nature allows you to contribute to the discussion in your free time, around your other commitments.

Programme structure

The MSc in Critical Care offers you the opportunity to study at an advanced level, in a way that works for you.

The programme is designed as a part time, fully online, MSc programme, with the option of graduating after 1, 2, or 3 years with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or MSc respectively.

You will experience detailed coverage of the essentials of the clinical management of critically unwell adults through the compulsory elements of the programme, whilst concurrently developing expertise in accessing, interpreting, and integrating the findings of clinical research into clinical care.

Core clinical subjects will include recognition and resuscitation of the critically unwell adult, daily management of the critical care patient, advanced organ support, trauma, toxicology, burns, neurological critical care and sepsis. You will have the opportunity to customise your experience by selecting elective modules based on “Edinburgh Strengths”.

Year 1
Fundamentals: Rescue and Resuscitation Compulsory 10

Unlocking the literature: Clinical Trials

Compulsory 10

Core Clinical Practice in Critical Care

Compulsory 10

Trauma, Toxicology, and Temperature in Critical Care

Compulsory 10

Sepsis and Infection

Compulsory 10

Palliative Care and Pain Management

Optional 10
Principles of Quality Improvement in Healthcare Optional 10
Only one optional module may be taken per year
Year 2

Unlocking the literature: Non-interventional studies

Compulsory 10
Understanding disease mechanisms to provide  optimal organ support Compulsory 10
Unlocking the literature: Evidence to Practice Compulsory 10
Human Factors in Critical Care Compulsory 10

Neurological Critical Care

Compulsory 10

Palliative Care and Pain Management

Optional 10

Principles of Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Optional 10
Only one optional module may be taken per year
Year 3
Dissertation Compulsory

60

Program taught in:
English
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Last updated May 6, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
3 years
Full-time
Price
5,170 GBP
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