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Full time | Charterhouse Square | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Nursing Emergency Clinical Care

Course type


Course Summary

The Critical Care MSc course is intended to provide participants with a thorough grounding in the discipline, together with the tools to maintain their knowledge base, through a course of advanced, specialist instruction.

The programme is designed to ensure that course participants acquire the theoretical understanding and skills to advance and promote knowledge in the specialty and develop their leadership skills. Accordingly, students will be carefully selected to ensure that they are able to meet the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course.

This programme aims to:

  • To provide advanced theoretical and practical teaching covering a broad range of key topics related to the management of the critically ill or injured patients.
  • To develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to provide leadership in the provision of the highest standards of critical care.
  • Demonstrate their achievement of the specific learning outcomes detailed in each of the modules of the course.
  • To develop and demonstrate competence in critical appraisal of research and the skills to conduct robust clinical audit.
  • To develop the problem-solving skills which will enable independent practice as a specialist.


  • The William Harvey Research Institute offers state-of-the art core facilities, including a Genome Centre, a flow cytometry and cell sorting station, and in vivo imaging facilities
  • A Learning Resources Centre, open around the clock, with 200 networked PCs solely for the use of postgraduate students
  • Medical libraries located at the Royal London and St Bart's hospitals and at the main university campus at Mile End
  • Access to the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Research access to the British Library

Career paths

With an aging population, the demand for qualified professionals in the field is increasing. There is a growing need for trainee doctors, specialist nurses and allied health professionals to deliver safe and effective patient care. This online learning programme, aimed at clinicians and senior nurses working in Intensive Care Medicine, will give you the skills to advance your knowledge in the field.


Research and Audit Methodology - Core
Decision-making, Communication and Ethics - Core
Care of the Unconscious Patient - Core
Dissertation - Core
Clinical Observership - Core
Pathophysiological Basis of Critical Illness - Core
Neurocritical Care and Trauma Management - Core
Special Patient Groups - Core
Supportive Care for Failing Organ Function - Core

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Entry requirements

This programme is aimed at doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Postgraduate experience of critical care medicine is essential.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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