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Surgical Care Practitioner (General Surgery), PgDip

Teesside University

Masters Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

The course: provides you with detailed and comprehensive knowledge, operative and technical skills for employment as a Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP) in general surgery develops your critical thinking and decision-making skills in order to practise autonomously within the guidelines of your role as a SCP in general surgery promotes the ethos of lifelong learning and continuing professional development to function as a valued member of the extended general surgical healthcare team develops your research skills to search, retrieve, evaluate critically and synthesise the current evidence base underpinning general surgical care practice develops you as a practitioner who can provide high-quality care throughout the patient s journey in general surgery based on sound clinical evidence and good judgement. What you study In Year 1 you complete the module Evidence-based Practice first as this includes activities to prepare for postgraduate-level study. The module is designed to augment the skills of professionals required to practise evidence-based health and social care. Research skills such as critiquing research methodologies and effective utilisation of research in practice are addressed. You can opt for a traditional taught approach or an open route in which e-Learning is used to deliver content or a mix of both approaches according to your needs. You also learn the core components of the surgical care practitioner role. This includes elements of core surgical anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, pain management and pre- and post-operative care. Core technical and operative skills include physical assessment skills and practical skills such as suturing and knot tying. During Year 2 you focus on developing a comprehensive and critical understanding of knowledge underpinning practice. You consolidate learning from Year 1 modules and develop advanced technical and operative skills to work autonomously and proficiently when caring for patients undergoing general surgery. You can choose an option module from the M level portfolio which is worth a minimum of 20 credits. The option module offers you an opportunity to identify your own learning needs and take responsibility for your personal development. How you learn You experience a variety of learning and teaching strategies throughout the programme. Lectures, seminars and skills sessions develop knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Anatomy lectures, followed by application through practical experience, are undertaken at Durham University. Facilitated workshops develop clinical decision making, history-taking skills and examination techniques as well as intellectual skills such as synthesis, critical evaluation and problem solving. Classroom teaching will be supplemented with electronic materials via e-Learning.

The course: provides you with detailed and comprehensive knowledge, operative and technical skills for employment as a Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP) in general surgery develops your critical thinking and decision-making skills in order to practise autonomously within the guidelines of your role as a SCP in general surgery promotes the ethos of lifelong learning and continuing professional...

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should be registered nurses or allied health professionals with a minimum of 18 months post registration. You should also: be employed by a named NHS Trust as a surgical care practitioner trainee in a named speciality be supported by a named lementedItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+???????????????????????????????????+S?++??????,??[email protected]#iItem??????????

Applicants should be registered nurses or allied health professionals with a minimum of 18 months post registration. You should also: be employed by a named NHS Trust as a surgical care practitioner trainee in a named speciality be supported by a named lementedItemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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