University of Technology Sydney

92919 Complex Critical Care

6cp; On campus workshops are provided while maintaining social distancing due to COVID-19. Please see UTSOnline for details.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Requisite elaboration/waiver:

AHPRA RN - Minimum 1 year employment in Critical Care Nursing Specialty (Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care) within the last three years inclusively. This course primarily caters to adult critical care nurses, however nurses working in paediatric critical care settings as above may also apply.

Recommended studies:

92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing

Clinical studies subject



This subject is designed to enable students to build on fundamental principles underpinning critical care nursing through application of theoretical knowledge and case-based learning, that may then be consolidated through experiential learning in clinical practice. The subject is divided in a series of masterclass workshops where students have the opportunity to explore complex case-based management of critically ill people with clinically challenging presentations. Students are in a position to determine the depth at which they learn inside the subject through flexibility in their depth of study relevant to each case study/masterclass. Students have access to a varied selection of resources that enable a comprehensive learning opportunity according to skill level and learning needs. The varied type of assessment both written and viva allows students to demonstrate both written and professional communication skills. Subject learning enables application of technical and creative knowledge using the best available evidence and high-level clinical judgement. The philosophy of person-centred care is embedded to enable excellence in holistic critical care nursing practice.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

Fee information

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Access conditions

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