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Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) MSc

Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Hospital Operating Assistant Skills Caring Skills Nursing Specialisms

Course type


Course Summary

This course advance your professional expertise and specialist knowledge with MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery). Consider approaches to care delivery, investigate the surgical patient experience and conduct a research investigation into a topic tailored to your own needs, enabling you to practice at an advanced level in this emerging specialist role. You must have completed the corresponding PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner programme to enrol for this award.

Advance your professional expertise and specialist knowledge through learning tailored to your specialty; Consider research approaches to care delivery and investigate the surgical patient experience; Expand your research knowledge and skills to design and conduct your own study; Benefit from professorial academic, and theoretical teaching. Visiting lecturers include current practising qualified Surgical Care Practitioners and Consultant Surgeons; Further your career progression through the Knowledge and Skills Framework on completion of the MSc – national examples include practitioners achieving Band 8a and 8b, who manage their own operation lists, or organise and deliver screening and follow-up programmes; Royal College of Surgeons accredited programme.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £410 per 10 credits for 2018/19 entry and there may be slight increase in the fee for 2019/20 entry. Fees may be subject to change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a relevant degree with honours 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. They must be employed full-time in an appropriate role within a suitable hospital able to provide training with a UK setting, and they must have support of the clinical manager to undertake this programme of study whilst employed.

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