Assisting the surgeon during surgical procedures, NU3646 Short Course

Assisting the surgeon during surgical procedures, NU3646  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: 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

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort: January 2021

Entry Requirements:

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

Course 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.

Learning Environment & Assessment

Written assignment, 3,000 words.

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1,2,4-7,10

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2,7

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
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
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