Perioperative Advances in Safe and Effective Patient Care is a Level 6 course which will help to enhance your existing clinical knowledge and competence, and contribute towards your continuing professional development.
Together, we'll explore the ever-changing roles and responsibilities of experienced, qualified perioperative practitioners with particular emphasis on the ethico-legal implications of perioperative patient care.
The module encourages you to advance your clinical skills, as well as your critical understanding of contemporary evidence-based practice. It allows you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to be able to function independently or as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
You’ll explore contemporary issues in the operating room environment through a combined process of reflection, critical thinking and incident analysis, looking at the interventions which promote patient safety and wellbeing throughout the surgical process. In addition, you'll look at human factors and the social processes by which people interact in group environments, and how these can be heavily influenced by individual and cultural personalities and behaviours.
This course will be mostly classroom based, using lectures and seminars to encourage critical though and analysis. There'll be some practical sessions too, taught in our state-of-the-art theatre and skills lab facilities. The course is delivered on a day release basis, with one study day at university per fortnight of the trimester. You’ll spend a large amount of time in clinical practice meeting practical competencies.
We run this course alongside our Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons), giving you opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and networking. Small class sizes allow for an excellent rapport with tutors and your fellow class members.
Healthcare professionals with appropriate qualifications or experience in a related field.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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