If you participate in the care of patients in the operating room, our ten-week, Level 6 course will help to enhance your existing clinical knowledge and contribute towards your continuing professional development.
This module is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses, operating department practitioners and other healthcare professionals. It will give you a theoretical knowledge base in order to develop competence and expertise in the practical areas of theatre practice, including 'scrub' and 'circulating' duties in the operating room. Operating room practice involves understanding anatomy and physiology and being able to apply knowledge to practice in the surgical setting.
You'll also develop the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
We use a number of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars and practical activities in our state-of-the-art theatre and skills lab facilities. The course is delivered on a day release basis, with one study day at university per fortnight of the trimester. You’ll spend a large amount of time in clinical practice meeting practical competencies.
We run this course alongside the Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons), so there are opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and networking. Small class sizes allow you to develop an excellent rapport with your tutors and fellow students.
This module is aimed at practitioners with a minimum six months' experience in the theatre environment. It can form part of your continuing professional development or be a contributory module towards a degree programme.
Our course is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses, operating department practitioners and other healthcare staff who participate in the care of patients in the operating room.
Dates for this module will be set for 2017/8 in due course. Please register your interest and our Admissions team will send you an email alert once dates are released
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two 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.
For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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