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Advanced Surgical Practice (Taught)

Cardiff University
Program overview
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
7,850 GBP
Start dates
Cardiff
7,850 GBP
21 September 2020

Cardiff
7,850 GBP
06 September 2021

Program description

Advanced Surgical Practice

This part-time programme is aimed at registered nurses, doctors, operating department practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

The programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise to provide a transition between theory and your own clinical practice. It draws together a collection of fundamental information in an e-learning format, with an emphasis on the general principles of surgical practice rather than on the management of specific conditions.

The multifaceted nature of caring for surgical patients is evaluated from an evidence-based perspective. Teaching considers the full journey of the surgical patient, starting with admission and preoperative preparation through to postoperative care and discharge.

Professional issues, including clinical governance and inter-professional practice, are also covered. Assessments are structured to enable you to evaluate the topic in relation to your practice areas of interest and professional base.

Many of the modules from this programme can also be studied on a standalone basis.

Distinctive features

  • The only multi-professional, distance-learning surgical practice course in the UK.
  • Our interprofessional approach to enhancing group work, discussion sessions and case-based presentations.
  • The emphasis on a biopsychosocial approach.
  • Longstanding expertise in developing and supporting e-Learning.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the University’s general entrance requirement, including English language requirements, applicants must:

  • Hold a higher education qualification, minimum of a BSc (Hons) grade 2:2 or equivalent, from a recognised institution.

OR

  • Be able to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Head of School or nominee, that they have held for a minimum of two years a position of responsibility of relevance to the proposed programme.

AND

  • Be working in a clinical area that is relevant to the programme they are undertaking for the full duration of their studies. (During their studies, if the student's relevant clinical employment ceases or where they are unable to attend work in the necessary clinical setting for any period of time (exceeding 3 months), then they are required to notify the programme team immediately in order that appropriate arrangements can be made. In the case of temporary absence but continued relevant clinical employment, leave of absence (Interruption of Studies) and/or extensions shall be considered. In the event that a student's relevant clinical employment ceases then the University reserves the right to withdraw the student from the programme. Please refer to the University regulations on 'Fitness to Practise’ for further information.)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year One

Core Modules

  • Research and Evidence-based Practice
  • Preoperative Management
  • Fundamentals of Postoperative Practice

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Dissertation: Advanced Surgical Practice
  • Management Options
  • Operative and Clinical - OPTIONS
  • Professional Practice - OPTIONS

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK & EU Students is £4,850.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £7,850

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

By fully engaging in this Master's level course, you will have the opportunity to gain a wealth of skills and abilities which you can apply to any professional setting.  In addition to greater conceptual understanding of current knowledge, issues and methods, you will have the opportunity to practise and develop abilities in critical analysis, the application of evidence based medicine and in dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively.  Your studies should also help you develop your problem-solving and decision-making abilities by enabling you to utilise evidence effectively and communicate important concepts to colleagues and others.  Through the research focused elements you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance skills in literature review, critical evaluation, research design, research methodologies, data collection, data analysis and research principles.

By fully engaging in the course, you should also be able to:

  • Demonstrate an informed and structured critical approach to surgical care.
  • Evaluate and integrate knowledge into surgical care from different disciplines such as the biological, psychological, sociological, pharmacological sciences.
  • Challenge traditional approaches to managing patients pre-, intra- and postoperatively.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary knowledge base to support and enhance patient care.
  • Demonstrate research awareness and activity to both consolidate and extend current themes, concepts and frameworks for managing patients in their surgical practice.
  • Demonstrate enhanced understanding of evidence-based medicine through academic appraisal of the relevant resources.

Continuing studies

Graduates have reported that it led directly to promotion, and many were also stimulated to pursue academic careers via further study up to PhD.

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