What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice
Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of operating department practice, allowing you to consider your role as a healthcare professional.
Identifying the Needs of the Surgical Patient - Practice Module
You will be supervised at all times by a mentor allowing exposure to specific activities ensuring safe practice.
Evidence-Based Practice in the Perioperative Arena
You'll demonstrate digital literacy skills, accessing a range of literature that informs practice, policy and procedure.
Surgical/Anaesthetic Intervention and It's Impact Upon the Patient - Practice Module
Organise and manage the needs of the patient during the perioperative period within a range of clinical settings.
Personal and Professional Development in Operating Department Practice
Engage in the process of self-reflection within a selected patient safety scenario or personal development experience from clinical practice.
Management and Organisation of the Surgical/Anaesthetic Event - Practice Module
This module provides you with the opportunity to organise and manage the needs of the patient during the perioperative period in a range of clinical settings.
Second year modules
Enhancing Intra-Operative Intervention
You'll develop your understanding of quality care within the surgical environment and its impact on the patient, significant others and organisation.
Enhanced Intra-Operative Practice - Practice Module
Develop your knowledge, understanding and practice skills to apply and analyse problem-solving approaches relating to various stages of patients' surgical / intraoperative phases.
Enhancing Pre-Operative and Anaesthetic Intervention
Consider practice-based knowledge during the pre-operative and anaesthetic event. Previous exposure and clinical experiences will be developed, enhancing your competence and confidence.
Enhanced Pre-Operative and Anaesthetic Practice - Practice Module
Develop your knowledge, understanding and practice skills to apply and analyse in-depth problem-solving approaches relating to various stages of the patients' pre-operative and anaesthetic care.
Enhancing Post-Operative/Post Anaesthetic Intervention
Build on your knowledge to discuss and analyse the needs of the post anaesthetic / surgical patient in relation to the biological sciences, pathological processes, technology and therapeutic interventions.
Enhanced Post-Operative/Post Anaesthetic Practice - Practice Module
While caring for immediate post-operative patients, you will consider the impact of preoperative, anaesthetic and intra-operative procedures.
Final year modules
Advanced Practice in Context
By participating in enhanced clinical skills such as airway management and the surgical first assistant role, you'll further develop your clinical practice knowledge.
Consolidation of Practice
This module emphasises self-directed autonomous practice, future employment opportunities and identification of activity towards continual professional development (CPD).
You'll combine theory and practice to produce a work portfolio outlining a project that is of value to patients, members of the multidisciplinary team or both.
You'll evaluate leadership traits, change management and health policy to justify areas of improvement in service provision.
Contextualising Advanced Roles in Healthcare
You’ll learn the principles of role enhancement and augmented skills against the backdrop of government health policy in the perioperative arena and beyond. You’ll do this by exploring the nature of extended and enhanced roles and how they impact service provision.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.