Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

This programme for clinicians and senior nurses working in Intensive Care Medicine is intended to provide course participants with the skills to advance their knowledge in the speciality and obtain a higher degree through distance learning mode of study.

It will provide a theoretical basis for gaining competence in the general aspects of managing the critically ill or injured patient. The student will also develop and demonstrate competence in the production of critical reviews and theoretical research activities. Much of the course is currently successfully provided by the same group as a residential programme, using the local expertise in the topics covered.

With an aging population, often with high burden of chronic illness, as well as the increasing scope and availability of treatments, Critical Care Medicine is a rapidly expanding field across the world. As a result, the demand for high quality educational programmes in the field is increasing.

Programme Description 

Intensive care is a young and expanding specialty. Trainee doctors, specialist nurses and allied health professionals play a key role in the delivery of safe and effective patient care within the specialty which is highly technical, and rapidly evolving evidence base.

This programme for clinicians, senior nurses and allied health professionals working in Critical Care Medicine 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 MSc programme provides the opportunity for the attendees to obtain a higher degree while in full time employment.

For the delivery of this distance learning programme-, students have comprehensive study materials provided online and will have access to the appropriate software to view lectures and teaching material through the internet. With the recent infrastructure investment by QMUL, the new learning technologies (e.g. QMPlus, Echo360) will allow them to discuss and exchange ideas, share knowledge, and review the lecture sessions in their own time and at their own pace.

Why study your MSc in Critical care at Queen Mary?

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two world renowned teaching hospitals, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. We were one of the top five in the UK for medicine in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

Critical care is based at the William Harvey Research Institute, a vibrant, fully integrated institute amongst the top 20 in the world. We lead cutting-edge translational discovery science and experimental medicine research, and high calibre educational programmes.

For more information about intercalation please visit the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry website.

Entry requirements

  • Successfully completed at least 3 years of the MBBS, MbChB or equivalent medical course
  • (for clinically based Masters this must include the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching (in hospital/GP practices/clinics)).
  • Passed year 3 or 4 exams immediately prior to entry at the first opportunity.
  • Demonstrate a clear and unequivocal interest in the field by written application +/- interview.
  • For students internal and external to QMUL it is confirmed that the beginning of the first term for the following year starts after all the QMUL Masters assessments are completed.

Closing date

Monday 4 February 2019