Surgical Care Practice (MSc/PgDip)
2 years PgDip (+ 6 months full-time or + 1 year part-time for MSc) (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
The aims of the course are to provide an opportunity for students to explore the principles, theory and practice of surgical care. The course prepares students for employment as Surgical Care Practitioners.
- The programme integrates theory and practice within the practical modules in both year 1 and year 2
- The programme fully satisfies the requirements of the Department of Health for a Surgical Care Practice programme
- The programme is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England
The course is offered in full-time mode to Postgraduate Diploma stage, followed by an optional 6 months full-time, or one year part-time study, for students wishing to achieve the MSc award. Demonstrating clinical competence is a requirement in each of the first two years of the programme.
Modules include the following:
- Surgical Anatomy
- Professional Studies
- Clinical Effectiveness
- Research and Evaluation
- Surgical Care Practitioner Skills (Pre-op, Intra-op and Post-op)
- Research Methods in Health and Social Care
- Surgical Care Practice (Pre, Intra and Post-op)
- Developing Surgical Skills
The modules enable students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge, and the practical skills in a series of study blocks held in the School of Healthcare Studies. The remainder of the students’ time is spent building upon this knowledge and developing skills through additional theoretical input and practical instruction in the clinical environment during clinical placement periods. Students who wish to achieve the MSc award undertake a dissertation on completion of the taught modules.
The course is offered on a block basis wirth students required to attend Cardiff for 8 mandatory weeks per year of study. These are interspersed with work based experience blocks of typically between 6-8 weeks.
Students undertaking the programme will already be employed in a Trainee SCP post . However, as the programme is built upon the Department of Health Curriculum Framework for SCPs, the award is mobile within the UK.
The course is suitable for healthcare professionals working in the field of perioperative and surgical care, most notably Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs).
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
for PgDip. £1,512 for MSc (Post Diploma).
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
for MSc (Post Diploma).
International Full Time for 2013/14
for PgDip. £4,962 for MSc (Post Diploma).
International Part Time for 2013/14
for MSc (Post Diploma).
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Mr Paul Hennessey
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7717