Acute and critical illnesses require effective identification, management and care. This module provides the essential content for the completion of the critical care competencies steps 1 and 2. You will gain in-depth theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to competently assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of those in critical illness, advancing your practice in this area. Pre-requisite: you must work in an area of acute or critical care; Co-requisite: you must be a registered health care professional with access to a medical mentor. This module advances your professional development by drawing on the four pillars of advanced practice: management and leadership, education, research and advanced clinical practice. It reinforces the core principle that advanced practice is a level of practice rather than a particular role.