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Perioperative Care BSc (Hons) - Top-up

This part-time course is designed for busy health professionals to study whilst in employment. Current perioperative practitioners can explore, develop and enhance their knowledge of perioperative care via the development of personal, professional and cognitive understanding. The course provides a route for qualified perioperative practitioners to gain a bespoke degree in perioperative care thereby, enhancing both understanding and practice whilst providing further career progression.

A flexible degree that enables qualified operating department practitioners (ODPs) and qualified theatre nurses to develop their specialist knowledge and promote effective care delivery. The course utilises a variety of assessment techniques and strategies, including written assignments, examinations, poster presentations and case studies.

Opportunities for further study can be in MSc Advanced Practice and MSc Nursing.

Key Information

  • Duration:

    2 Years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons) - Top-up

  • UCAS Code:

    N/A; Short form:

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: TBC
    Part-time: TBC

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

  • Applicants require 120 credits of level 5 study (or evidence of equivalence)
  • Applications (including those from overseas) must have a current professional registration with either the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Applicants must have worked within a clinical care setting appropriate to the outcome award for a minimum of twelve months, and be contracted to work for at least 18 hours per week
  • NHS funded students are required to be supported by their manager and may need to identify a clinical mentor for particular modules
  • Applicants must provide at least one professional reference
  • Applicants must demonstrate to the course leader that they possess the relevant continuous professional development experience required in order to enter on to the course i.e. a nationally recognised Operating Theatre course
  • Applicants must be able to satisfy the course leader that they are competent to pursue the programme

Courses at a glance

Year 1

  • NU 3047 Valuing Research (20 Credits) 
  • NU 3268 Developing Leadership Skills (20 Credits) 
  • NU 3123 Advancing Perioperative Care (20 Credits)

Year 2

  • Option (20 Credits) 
  • Option Module (20 Credits)
  • NU 3113 Work Based Practice Project (20 Credits)
  • NU 3593 Dissertation (20 credits)

Optional Modules

  • NU 3082 Recognising and Responding to Deterioration in the Acutely Ill Adult 
  • NU 3094 Human Factors in Healthcare 
  • NU 3081 Safe Transfer of Patients 
  • NU 3647 Care Strategies for Managing the Acutely Ill patient 
  • NU 3365 Transcultural Healthcare 
  • NU 3646 First Assistant to Surgeon 
  • NU 3645 Care of the Intraoperative Patient 
  • NU 3632 Care of the Anaesthetised Patient

Late Applications

DBS Checks

This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.


Learning Environment

The course utilises a variety of assessment techniques and strategies, including written assignments, examinations, poster presentations and case studies.

Important Information

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.