The course is delivered by experts in the field including the President of the Association for perioperative Practice and the chair of the Education Standards Committee College of Operating Department Practice. It is mapped to the Operating department practitioner curriculum. Students will all study the principles of safe perioperative management alongside their chosen speciality module; assisting the anaesthetist or assisting during surgery. Academic study is supported with clinical placements to enable students to acquire the requisite competencies.
The course is delivered via blended learning with some on-line delivery and classroom attendance.
AWARD TYPE: Cert
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Part-time: one year
SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: September
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.
They must have worked within a clinical care setting appropriate to the outcome award for a minimum of six months, and be contracted to work for at least 18 hours per week.
They are required to be supported by their manager and may need to identify a clinical mentor for particular modules.
Provide at least one professional reference.
Applicants must be able to satisfy the course leader that they are suitable to engage with the programme.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: | 2020/21.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
|Module Code and Module Title||Credits||Awards and Credits|
|NU3197 Principles of safe perioperative practice and management||20||Advanced Certificate in Perioperative Care (anaesthetic) 40 credits at level 6|
|NU3632 Care of the anaesthetised patient||20|
|NU3197 Principles of safe perioperative practice and management||20||Advanced Certificate in Perioperative Care (intraoperative) 40 credits at level 6|
|NU3645 Care of the intraoperative patient||20|
Modules are assessed in both theory and practice. Theory assessment is by written assignments, presentations, oral viva and examinations. Clinical practice where applicable, will be assessed through a clinical competency schedule, all assessed elements must achieve a pass grade for the module to be successfully completed. For theoretical assignments the pass grade is 40%, all theoretical assessments are marked and moderated in accordance with the School Health theoretical marking criteria. Practice assessments receive a PASS or REFER statement dependent upon achievement of the assessment criteria.
Expertise of staff
Mike Donnellon: Particular interest in Anaesthesia and Airway Management and he has published and presented in this area His research is leadership and management in the perioperative environment. He is the chair of the CODP Education and Standards Committee and is a registered ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Elaine Hill: Particular interests are Human Factors and Simulation.She is a registered ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council and a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Mike Huntington: Particular interest in Patient Safety within the perioperative environment. He Is a registered ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is a member of the Association for Perioperative Practice.
Guy Mcclelland: Particular interest and research in Human Factors and Non-Technical Skills in the perioperative environment. He Is a registered ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is a member of CODP and the Association for Perioperative Practice.
Tracey Williams: Particular interests are in scrub and recovery practices, standards of practice, Professionalism and mentorship. She is the president for the Association for Perioperative Practice. She is a registrant member of the HCPC fitness to practice panel.
She is a registered ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council and a registered nurse and registered nurse teacher with registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Students will all study the principles of safe perioperative management alongside their chosen speciality module; assisting the anaesthetist or assisting during surgery.
Expert delivery team includes President Association of Perioperative Practice and the Chair of the Education Standards Committee College of Operating Department Practice.
Many graduates of the course are team leaders within theatres. Some progress onto BSc study.
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/3839