Care of the intraoperative patient, NU3645 Short Course

Care of the intraoperative patient, NU3645 Short Course

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

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 15 half days in the classroom over 32 weeks. Supported by E-Learn. (20 credits at level 6)

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort: September 2020

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Course 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.

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 2,4-7,10

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2,6

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

For further information

Module information: Tracey Williams, Module Leader, 01772 893694
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,



About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839