As an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), Registered Nurse (RN) or healthcare professional working within a perioperative setting, you know that the perioperative environment can be challenging and dynamic, providing care to often acutely unwell patients undergoing surgery.
As an RN or ODP you may be employed to work within operating departments which require transferable skills sets as the need to work across emergency departments, intensive care units, obstetric units and in the ambulance service has increased.
This top-up course focuses on specialising practice, leadership, mentorship and education, and research and evidence based practice which are all curriculum areas not generally covered sufficiently by pre-registration preparatory programmes. By studying the programme, you will develop a critical, analytical approach to practice enabling you to access career progression and more specialist roles. You will also be able to reflect on and consolidate your own practice since registration.
If you are currently working as an Operating Department Practitioner or a Registered Nurse, this course is highly relevant for you and will encourage you to think differently about the way you operate within a perioperative setting. Through inspiring case studies, pedagogic design and teaching staff who are experts in their field of study, the course aims to help you transform your practice. As a BSc (Hons) Perioperative Practice graduate, you will have the ability to inspire others and lead practice in your own area.
Through its innovative use of online simulation you will take advantage of virtual patients which can be treated safely, allowing you to learn in a safe environment.
The course can be completed through online distance learning giving you the flexibility to study alongside your existing commitments from anywhere in the world.
*Subject to validation means that this course is yet to be formally approved through the University's quality assurance framework.
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