Perioperative Recovery
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11 weeks


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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Coventry University


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This module gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of post anaesthetic care and enhance their skills of analysing key concepts of care following anaesthesia.

Course detail

This module provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable and up-to-date knowledge within the field of post anaesthetic care.
  • Enhance their skills in perioperative recovery, allowing them to expand their range of employment opportunities.
  • Gather evidence towards the achievement of the KSF core dimensions: Communication, Personal and People Development, Service Improvement, Equality and Diversity.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify specific therapeutic interventions for the successful management of patients experiencing the post anaesthetic phase of care.
  • Understand the potential complications and subsequent management related to the post anaesthetic phase of care.
  • Effectively assess, monitor and manage patients in the post anaesthetic phase of care.
  • Identify specific pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions used in the management of patients experiencing the post anaesthetic phase of care.
  • Critically analyse the evidence base for post-anaesthetic practices, protocols and interventions.

How will this course be taught

This course will be delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, presentations, discussions, tutorials and a clinical placement, which will be led by module leader and clinical practitioners.

Spring term: Tuesdays 1pm - 4pm.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Guided student activity – 30 hours

Self-guided student activity – 70 hours

Clinical Practice – 100 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner, Nurse or Midwife.
  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • At least six months of experience within perioperative environment.


  • Coursework 1: 2500 word Essay.
  • Coursework 2: Practice Grid.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as professionals within the fields of perioperative recovery.
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