Surgical First Assistant

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford

Module code: MOD001586

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

This module spans two trimesters of teaching
Number of places: 30

Overview

Our Surgical First Assistant module will give you the knowledge and skills to work as a surgical first assistant, providing non-interventional assistance to surgeons during operations and delivering safe and effective care to patients. It's a structured programme based on the current national guidance, which was developed by the Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC, 2018).

Full description

Who should attend?

You'll be a registered nurse or operating department practitioner with at least two years of post-registration theatre experience and you'll be able to demonstrate your current experience in the scrub role.

Dates

Please note that dates and delivery method(s) may be subject to change, in line with the latest Covid-19 guidelines, as necessary to ensure the safety of all.

Chelmsford
18 January 2022
1, 15 February 2022
1, 15, 29 March 2022
17, 31 May 2022
14, 28 June 2022
12, 26 July 2022

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?

Chelmsford
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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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2021/22

£2,312

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

£2,312

Funding for CPD

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

Contact details

Frances Page

frances.page@aru.ac.uk

CPD Admissions

admissionscpd@aru.ac.uk

Entry requirements

You'll be a registered nurse or operating department practitioner with at least two years of post-registration theatre experience and you'll be able to demonstrate your current experience in the scrub role.

You'll need to have the relevant educational ability to study at university degree level, therefore you'll either hold a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have the support of your manager and that there are named individuals willing to support you as your mentor and clinical supervisor during the course.

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