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Managing Care in Perioperative and Anaesthesia Practice MSc

Managing Care in Perioperative and Anaesthesia Practice MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Anesthesiology Hospital Operating Assistant Skills Caring Skills (Specialist)

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers knowledge and expertise to develop your evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to increase your practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of managing care in perioperative practice so that you can apply these skills in the further advancement of care in this field. This full-time MSc course has been designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and understanding to work at an advanced level, managing patient care in perioperative and anaesthesia practice.

It offers the opportunity to develop advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to apply them to management in perioperative practice. You will have the opportunity to develop, through the process of research, advanced practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of managing care and the ability to influence change in the field of perioperative practice.

As a full-time student, you will undertake all taught modules during one academic year. The modular structure of the programme enables you to select the most appropriate profession-specific modules and shared or generic modules from a suite of modules within the postgraduate provision of the School of Healthcare Sciences. In order to gain the MSc in Managing Care in Perioperative and Anaesthesia Practice, students will be required to undertake a number of core and optional modules, with a final research project. Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree. This programme gives students the opportunity to share ideas with health professionals. As well as developing their own intellectual abilities, this sharing of ideas enables them to learn and benefit from the experiences of others. Opportunity is given for this sort of discussion and exchange of ideas through seminars and tutorials. The course is aimed at healthcare professionals currently working in the field of perioperative practice, including Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs).

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 18 months | 09-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



The aim of this module is to develop students? ability to critically understand and conceptualise the process of research within the context of health and social care. This will include issues of methodology, methods, data analysis, data management, ethics and governance. This content will provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the highest quality of evidence based practice within health and social care systems. Students will have the opportunity acquire a critical and practical understanding of research processes and refine skills in critical appraisal and project planning.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£408 for 10 credit module; £817 for 20 credit module; £1225 for 30 credit module; £2450 for 60 credit module

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold either a first degree or diploma giving a licence to practise in a relevant health profession (e.g. operating department practice, nursing) or be able to demonstrate a minimum of two years relevant post-registration practice with evidence of professional development.

University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This vibrant and diverse Russell Group university has over 31,000 students, 8,455 of which are postgraduate students and nearly 8,000 are international students, coming from over 180 countries. The University is renowned for research-led teaching and cultivates a stimulating academic environment where cutting-edge research can be produced. The University was ranked 5th in...more

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