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Professional Practice: Perioperative Pathway BSc (Hons) Top Up

OVERVIEW

If you are a Registered Practitioner working in the Operating Department setting this course will develop your theoretical background and clinical performance whilst encouraging you to learn by a problem seeking approach and encourage you in seeking and using an evidenced based approach to your practice.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The Perioperative Pathway on the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice degree was initially commissioned by the local Trusts to provide structured continuing professional development for Registered Practitioners working in the Perioperative setting. However latterly interested candidates from outside the local facility have joined the pathway and its popularity from this market is growing.

The aim of the pathway is to complement theory with practice; for this reason a commitment from the practice placement area is an expectation for the course.

The student undertaking this pathway will enhance their employability status by attaining a degree with a named pathway in their recognised field.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The course comprises of six modules developed with input from the local Trust’s and improved and updated from feedback from students and Trust’s who have commissioned places. The pathway has four mandatory modules which include research, pain management and perioperative recovery and two optional modules where the candidate can choose from a list of modules which include basic anaesthesia skills, extended anaesthesia skills, leadership and change management, work related study and Mentoring and Assessing.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

This course is studied generally on a part-time basis as it is necessary to complete some hour’s supervised clinical practice within your own clinical area in some modules.

The theory is delivered by a combination of teaching methods, including group work, practical workshops, and seminars.

The students accessing this course with be supported by the University’s online learning space called Moodle. This space will hold material and information needed for the student to successfully complete the module. It will also be used as a communication forum by the academic staff teaching on the included modules and the students.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Different modules have different assessments however the three specific perioperative modules – perioperative recovery, introduction the anaesthesia skills and extended anaesthesia skills all carry two components of assessment, these are a two thousand five hundred word essay, and a competency document to complete in practice.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

Variable – see individual module average teaching contact times.

Entry Requirements

You must be a Registered Practitioner working within the perioperative setting or able to access a placement within the perioperative setting.

If you wish to practice assisting in anaesthesia skills autonomously and you have no previous recognised anaesthetic award then you must undertake Introduction to Anaesthetics first, then the Extended Anaesthesia Skills module. 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this course and to download our full course prospectus, please see the information about the Continuing Professional Development courses run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

WORK PLACEMENTS

As previously discussed the three perioperative modules require completion of clinical competency and clinical hours within the speciality of the module.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
HLSU115
Duration:
  • Flexible

Qualification:
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Top-up Courses
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course type:
  • Part time

Fees:
To be confirmed

Contact Details:

Health and Social Care Unit

+44(0)24 7765 5989
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