Faculty of Health Sciences

Advanced Practice in Context - Intraoperative

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

This module enables you to build on your consolidated clinical practice role whilst acquiring further advanced skills under supervision. The advances encompass those elements of practice formerly seen as advanced roles as identified within the Perioperative Care Collaborative document 'Surgical First Assistant'.

Successful completion of this module will equip the healthcare practitioner with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena. Exposure, participation, supervision, visits, observation, goal setting, discussion, reflection, questioning, and opportunities for role modelling will be utilised to facilitate the integration of theory to practice.

Students undertaking this module will work within the clinical setting with a designated clinical mentor/assessor and mentorship/assessment team. You will observe, monitor and consider the impact of intervention upon the patient/client.

Whilst caring for patients, you will demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge at the appropriate level in order to achieve the learning outcomes.

Starts in: Duration:
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)
September 12 weeks (1 semester)

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

This course is only available to UK applicants working in NHS theatres.

HEE funding may be available if you can provide evidence of recent Level 6 study plus mentorship equivalent (this could be the Level 6 essential also).

For private sector/self-funded applicants, recent Level 6 study is required.

Fees and funding

Home: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)