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PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery)

PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Surgery Operating Theatre Nursing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Do you want to focus on abdominal, pelvic and general surgery? Develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner with our nationally recognised and industry accredited programme. As part of a surgical team, you'll acquire the necessary skills to assist with complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care.

Key features

  • Develop professional experience and specialist knowledge, through our blend of academic and practical teaching, delivered by a team involved in the education and practice development of the Surgical Care Practitioner role at national level for over 15 years.
  • Benefit from eight weeks of taught theory and 28 weeks of direct clinical practice (per year).
  • Expand your practical skills to undertake complex surgical procedures, manage patients intra-operatively and be responsible for pre-operative and post-operative outpatient clinics.
  • Benefit from a combination of academic, theoretical and practical teaching, giving you the necessary clinical skills to meet national industry standards. We have strong links with existing practitioners, and visiting lecturers include current practising qualified Surgical Care Practitioners and Consultant Surgeons.
  • Consider innovative approaches to care delivery and enhance the surgical patient experience.
  • Cultivate a precise and meticulous work ethic, delivering an effective, safe and efficient service to patients.
  • Work both autonomously and as part of a multi-profession team.
  • Secure the experience you need to excel in unpredictable and highly pressurised clinical environments.
  • Use your initiative to solve complex problems and deliver high quality patient care. Past students have enabled new service provision, such as satellite clinics for pre and/or postoperative assessment, and student initiated audits have generated new processes and cost savings for employing organisations.
  • Royal College of Surgeons accredited programme.

Modules

The aim of this module is to enable students to build on their undergraduate research knowledge to develop a deeper understanding of research methodologies and research methods. The module will also prepare students for their chosen form of final programme module. The module is designed to be delivered face-to-face, blended learning and/or via distance learning approaches.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,300

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not open to international students.

Entry requirements

UK/EU: You will normally have a relevant honours degree (e.g. BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above); a European first cycle equivalent; or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more