At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
15 half days in the classroom over 32 weeks. Supported by E-Learn. (20 credits at level 6)
No Partner College
Next cohort: September 2016 - Induction day: 13th Sept. Study days: Thursdays: Sep 22; Oct 06, 20; Nov 03, 17; Dec 01. From 9am-12noon.
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.
- This degree-level module is aimed at practitioners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of caring for patients during the intraoperative phase of treatment. It covers a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, circulating and scrubbing for surgical procedures, utilisation of surgical modalities, infection control, positioning and care of the patient.
- The focus throughout will be on professional approaches to delivering care, with emphasis on patient safety whilst undergoing surgical intervention.
- Students may study the module on its own for continuing professional development purposes or for the award of BSc (Hons) Professional Practice or as part of the Advanced Certificate Critical Care.
- All students are encouraged to develop and maintain a portfolio of learning and achievement. The portfolio is not assessed but supports personal development planning; development of reflective practice and career enhancement activity.
- Students who wish to record a Specialist Practitioner qualification will be required to include evidence for learning and achievement against specialist practice standards.
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Written assignment 3,000 words, competency schedule.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
Core dimensions 1-6
Health and wellbeing 2,4-7,10
Information and knowledge 1-3
Industry links & professional accreditation
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
Fees & Funding
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.
Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839
Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:
For further information
Module information: Tracey Williams, Module Leader, 01772 893694 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190, email@example.com