Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Neurocritical Care MED5567

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will examine the published literature underpinning the practice of the sub-specialty, Neurocritical Care. The aetiologies of common presentations of patients to Neurocritical Care will be explored as well as the principles of management of this group of patients.


A variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical classes/workshops and work based learning will be scheduled over semester 3.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





1. Written assignment. Essay of around 1000 words on a subject related to Neurocritical care. (80%)


2. Presentation: Presentation on a paper in the field of Neurocritical care. (20%) 

Course Aims

This course aims to equip students with a critical understanding of conditions that present to Neurocritical Care, including aetiology, diagnosis and management of patients with these conditions. This will provide students with the critical thinking skills that underpin their day to day practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


1. Apply critical analysis of the evidence surrounding issues and conditions which present to Neurocritical Care

2. Identify and critically appraise published literature in relation to diagnosis and management in Neurocritical Care

3. Identify complex issues and make informed judgments in relation to the management of patients in Neurocritical Care

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.