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NQCG3149 Deteriorating patient level 6

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss a range of factors which place the acutely unwell adult at risk of deterioration / critical illness.
  • Critically evaluate the evidence which underpins the planning, delivery and evaluation of care to the deteriorating adult patient.
  • Identify and critically consider influences on clinical decision making in relation to the deteriorating adult patient.
  • Utilise knowledge gained in the module to make recommendations which may improve the care delivered to patients at risk of deterioration / critical illness in your own clinical area.


Based on NICE CG50

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars and workshops. Self directed and directed study and homework.

Independent Study215
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

NICE Clinical Guideline 50.

Clarke, D. Malecki-Ketchell, A. (2016). Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult. 

Woodrow, P. (2016). Nursing Acutely Ill adults. 



Essay plan and seminar presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External

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