Postgraduate taught 

Critical Care & Leadership MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning

Critical Care and Leadership Dissertation MED5573P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

Students will be supervised and guided to produce a high quality dissertation.


Students will have online live meetings supervisors as and when required by mutual agreement and be in contact regularly by email.

Excluded Courses





1: A 7000 word dissertation on any topic related to Critical Care practice with reference to the role of leadership (90%)

2. An online oral presentation of your dissertation (10%)

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to develop the students' ability to critically apply state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of aspects of Critical Care. The standard of the written work produced at the end this course is expected of a quality that could be published in a peer reviewed journal.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Synthesise and critically evaluate the evidence base in relation to a topic in critical care with reference to the role of leadership

■ Demonstrate intellectual independence

■ Communicate effectively with their peers and supervisors using appropriate methods

■ Demonstrate originality and creativity in the application of knowledge and understanding in the practice of critical care and leadership within this field

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.