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MSc Emergency and Critical Care

What is this Programme about?

Course Objective

Master’s course in “Emergency & Critical Care” aims to develop competencies, specifically in the area of intensive care, in order to guarantee high quality medical assistance. Healthcare Professionals that operate in intensive care must possess specific knowledge, competencies and abilities that will allow them to deal with any situation that may determine the instability or critical state of a patient’s vital signs, from verifying the event that triggered the critical state to stabilization and the beginning of recovery or death.

The specific educational objectives of the course aim at favouring the following competencies:

  • Developing strategies of advanced nursing care in order to manage the complex clinical needs of people that require hospitalisation in an intensive care unit for both general or specialised care.
  • Ascertaining and monitoring the needs of patients while operating in a comprehensive fashion so as to guarantee physical, psychological and social well-being.
  • Preventing, detecting and rapidly treating complications concerning a patient's vital signs using technologically advanced instruments in order to monitor a patient's vital signs as well as prescribe treatment or provide diagnosis while fully respecting the limits of a care giver competency.
  • Managing patient care procedures during anaesthesia.
  • Managing interpersonal relationships with the patient and family members; maintaining effective communication with members of the medical staff in high stress conditions.
  • Working within the limits imposed by norms and regulations, as well as the ethical and deontological principles which influence the field of intervention in intensive care.
  • Motivating the choices of intervention according to criteria of scientific evidence.
  • Collaborating in activities of clinical research and training.
  • Promoting the continuous improvement of nursing care by way of organisational models based on the personalisation of nursing care as well as the regular assessment of operative instruments such as procedure, protocol and guidelines in order to contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality of care.
  • Evaluating the development of one's own professional competence, defining the needs of training, the strategies and the most appropriate training methods.

The M.Sc. Degree course in Emergency & Critical Care Technology under Allied Health Sciences is prepared to assist Doctors for providing High Quality Patient Care in Advanced Critical Care setting in the Hospital and Community.


How this Programme Benefit you & your Career?

Scope of Msc E & CC

There is unprecedented demand for Critical Care services globally. Advances in technology and medicine mean that increasing numbers of severely ill patients are surviving with a corresponding need for intensive medical and surgical care. Critically ill patients are defined as those patients who are at high risk for actual or potential life-threatening health problems. The critically ill the patient is, the more likely he or she is to be highly vulnerable, unstable and complex, thereby requiring intense and vigilant health care. Critical care Technology is a sub-specialty in allied health course that deals specifically with human responses to life- threatening problems M.Sc Critical Care Technology course will provide adequate knowledge and skills and prepare the students to work in a variety of critical care settings M.Sc Critical Care Technology program qualifies him or her to independently perform comprehensive health assessment, order and interpret full spectrum of diagnostic tests and procedures, under the supervision of a critical care specialist, perform special procedures related to the care of the critically ill as instructed and supervised by the intensive care specialist and evaluate the outcomes of intervention. M.Sc Critical Care Technology is characterized by the application of relevant theories, research, and evidence-based guidelines to explain human behavior and related phenomena. The purpose of post graduation in Critical Care Technology is to meet the specialized physiologic as well as psychological needs of patient with acute, critical or complex health condition in various critical care setting.



Programme Contents:

1st Semester.

  • MEC 101: Patient Assessment & Medication Administration Procedure
  • MEC 102: Advanced Airway Management
  • MEC 103: Cardiovascular & Neurological Management
  • MEC 104: Applied Pharmacology I
  • MEC 111: Patient Assessment & Medication Administration Procedure (Practical)
  • MEC 112: Advanced Airway Management (Practical)
  • MEC 113: Cardiovascular & Neurological Management (Practical)

2nd Semester

  • MEC 201: Medical Emergencies –I
  • MEC 202: Mechanical Ventilation
  • MEC 203: Trauma Management
  • MEC 204: Applied Pharmacology II
  • MEC 205: Research Methodology
  • MEC 211: Medical Emergencies –I (Practical)
  • MEC 212: Mechanical Ventilation (Practical)
  • MEC 213: Trauma Management (Practical)

3rd Semester

  • MEC 301: Medical Emergencies –II
  • MEC 302: Dialysis
  • MEC 303: Emergency Medical Services- Operations
  • MEC 304: Patient care & Procedures in ICU
  • MEC 311: Medical Emergencies –II (Practical)
  • MEC 312: Dialysis (Practical)
  • MEC 313: Patient care & Procedures in ICU (Practical)

4th Semester

  • MEC 401: Critical Care Transport
  • MEC 402: Health Care System in India
  • MEC 403: Forensic Medicine & Medical Ethics
  • MEC 411: Clinical Rotation.
  • MEC 412: Dissertation.



The students of M. Sc. Emergency and Critical Care have Represented AdtU in SAPCON 2020 (International Conference of Emergency care professionals)  held in Chennai on 6th - 8th March 2020.


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