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Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) (PGCert/PGDip/MSc) (2021 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • P-B91O
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc/PGCert/PGDip
  • Duration
  • Part-time: 3 years (MSc)/ 2 years (PGDip)/ 1 year (PGCert)
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Imagine if you had the confidence to react more effectively in an emergency situation. Our course in Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) aims to develop clinicians to undertake autonomous practice and will help you to feel confident in delivering the best possible patient care. Armed with up-to-date knowledge and skills you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals caring for critically ill patients and those working within acute, emergency or critical care environments such as ambulance services, intensive care units and emergency departments. The course promotes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, and aims to help you develop the skills to undertake autonomous practice. Core modules focus on pre-hospital special incident management, critical care transfer and advanced emergency practice.


This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures and seminars, practical group work and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practise the skills you have learnt during the sessions.


Assessment for each module can be seen by looking at the relevant module page but typically consists of written essays of 4,000 words each, a clinical portfolio and/or an Objective Structured Long Examination Record (OSLER). The Professional Project is assessed by a 4,000 word project report and a poster presentation.

Skills from this degree

The structure of the course will enable the non-medical clinicians to:

  • undertake a full systems examination (child and adult)
  • develop the knowledge and skills to clinically and critically interpret results of tests and investigations.

Minimum requirements Applicants should:

  • be in a clinical post at Band 6 or above in a trainee ACP post or similar
  • have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Care Professionals Council or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • hold a BSc degree at 2nd class level, or evidence of Level 7 study

Those without the academic qualifications will have a telephone interview with the course director for a special case request to be made

English language requirements Band A
With specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

This course may also include additional costs.


The scholarships most relevant for students at Warwick Medical School are:

  • Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Chevening Scholarships (international applicants only)
  • Fulbright-University of Warwick Award
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship (Chinese applicants only)
  • International Scholarships

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.