MSc in Critical Care

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”. 

    At launch, these will include Quality Improvement and Human Factors but we will be able to confirm additional options during 2019/20 academic year.

Course team
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND ASSESSMENT
  PG Cert      
Course slot Course Code Course title

Course Status

(Core/compulsory/ optional)
Credit value
1   Fundamentals: Rescue and Resuscitation Compulsory 10
2   Unlocking the literature: Clinical Trials Compulsory 10
3   Core Clinical Practice in Critical Care Compulsory 10
4   Trauma, Toxicology, and Temperature in Critical Care Compulsory 10
5   Sepsis and Infection Compulsory 10
6   OPTIONAL COURSE* Optional 10
  PG Dip      
Course slot Course code Course title

Course Status

Core/compulsory/ optional
Credit value
1   Unlocking the literature: Non-interventional studies Compulsory 10
2   Understanding disease mechanisms to provide optimal organ support Compulsory 10
3   Unlocking the literature: Evidence to Practice Compulsory 10
4   Neurological Critical Care Compulsory 10
5   OPTIONAL COURSE* Optional 10
6   OPTIONAL COURSE* Optional 10
  MSc      
Course slot Course code Course title

Course Status

Core/compulsory/ optional
Credit value
    Dissertation Compulsory 60

Optional courses

OPTIONAL COURSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR 2019/20
Course code Course title

Course Status

(Core/compulsory/ optional)
Credit value
  Human Factors in Critical Care Optional 10
IMED 11023 Principles of Quality Improvement in Healthcare Optional 10
POSSIBLE FUTURE OPTIONAL COURSES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Course code Course title

Course Status

(Core/compulsory/ optional)
Credit value
 

Maternal Critical Care

Optional 10
  Cardiac Critical Care Optional 10
IMED 11011 Palliative Care and Pain Management Optional 10
  Perioperative Critical Care Optional 10
  Transplant Critical Care Optional 10
  Recovery and Rehabilitation Optional 10
  Long-Term Ventilation Optional 10
  Critical Care in Resource Limited Environments Optional 10