Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD006154
Module level: 6
Module credits: 30 credits
Teaching Days, Thursdays, 10am – 4pm
There has been recognition that there is a need for Surgical First Assistants (SFAs) to develop their scope of practice in accordance with service requirements and policies as required by clinical practice.
This module aims to help you achieve this by building on your existing skills and knowledge, forming part of a structured programme to ensure competence and performance of:
This theory/practice module will ensure you’ll learn both in the classroom and the practice area.
You’ll be taught using a variety of methods including lectures, group work, case based scenarios, basic surgical skills workshops and simulation based learning.
Learning and teaching in clinical practice will be under the supervision of a Consultant Surgeon or other established clinician within your own area of clinical practice.
The practice component will consist of a portfolio of clinical activities, supported by a logbook. You’ll be expected to demonstrate progression towards competence and the ability to critically reflect on events from your experiences during the clinical element of the module.
This module is suitable for any registered nurse or Operating Department Practitioner who has already undertaken ‘core’ SFA training.
4 October, 2018
18 October, 2018
1 November, 2018
15 November, 2018
22 November, 2018
6 December 2018
Plus Surgical Skills Day
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
If you wish to be considered for this module, you’ll have successfully completed the Surgical First Assistant Module and be regularly working as an SFA. Where students have not completed MOD001586 (Surgical First Assistant) they are required to provide evidence of having successfully completed level 6 Surgical First Assistant study plus evidence to demonstrate recent practice in the Surgical First Assistant role. Where there has been completion of other recognised SFA learning (example – the AfPP SFA Competency Toolkit) applications must be accompanied by evidence of recent practice in the Surgical First Assistant role.
You must be able to demonstrate that you have the support of your manager and that there are named individuals willing to support you as your mentor and clinical supervisor.
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