Perioperative Advances in Safe and Effective Patient Care

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Cambridge, Chelmsford

12 weeks

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 10


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.

Full description

Who should attend?

Healthcare professionals with appropriate qualifications or experience in a related field.


Cambridge – January 2023 (Tuesdays)
17, 31 January 2023
14, 28 February 2023
14, 28 March 2023
Assessment: week commencing 24 April 2023

Chelmsford – January 2023 (Thursdays)
19 January 2023
2, 16 February 2023
2, 16, 30 March 2023
Assessment: week commencing 24 April 2023

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2022/23


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Lauren Spurling

CPD Admissions

Entry requirements

The module content is heavily focussed on UK-based legislation, procedures and processes and governance. In addition to this, a large component of assessment relates to spending a considerable amount of time in specific clinical practice areas, therefore for both these reasons it is a requirement that you are a registered member of perioperative staff working in a UK hospital for the duration of the course. Ideally you will be based in a surgical role practising as a registered scrub nurse/circulating nurse.

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