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AdvDip(CPD) Advanced Proficiency in Perioperative Care: Anaesthetics (HE7)

AdvDip(CPD) Advanced Proficiency in Perioperative Care: Anaesthetics (HE7)

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Study mode

Part time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Anesthesiology Surgery

Course type


Course Summary

Course Details

The purpose of this course is to support staff employed within the operating theatre department in gaining the appropriate skills and underpinning rationale to enable them to practise safely and effectively in the care of surgical patients throughout the anaesthetic phase. The course content and outcomes are mapped against the standards and guidance for the scope of practice of the anaesthetic assistant in the UK, as set out by the Association of Anaesthetists (AA), NHS Education for Scotland, and the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP).

This course aims to enable the practitioner to competently work as part of the anaesthetic team, facilitating the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours that underpin the practical element of the role, in addition to legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities in accordance with national, local, regulatory, and professional standards and policy. Within the workplace, students will be allocated an appropriate supervisor/assessor for the duration of the module, to contribute to the assessment process, and for the facilitation of clinical learning experiences, consolidation of taught theory and completion of the competency workbook.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You must hold an appropriate BSc level qualification, be a health professional registered with a relevant professional body (for example, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)) and have the necessary prior educational and academic experience.