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.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: 6.5 days in the classroom over 16 weeks. Supported by E-Learn. (20 credits at level 6)
SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: Next cohort: January 2021
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.
This degree-level module is aimed at experienced practitioners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding about providing assistance to the surgeon during surgical procedures. It is a theoretical module and covers a range of topics including strategies to assist the surgeon, anatomy and physiology related to specialities, care of the patient, legal and ethical issues and patient assessment.
Students will be supported in developing a competency schedule which can be applied to their clinical practice. The focus throughout will be on professional approaches to the provision of skilled assistance whilst delivering care with an 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.
Written assignment, 3,000 words.
Core dimensions 1-6
Health and wellbeing 1,2,4-7,10
Information and knowledge 1-3
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 or 01772 893839
Module information: Tracey Williams, Module Leader, 01772 893694 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190, email@example.com