Surgical Care Practitioner (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery) PGDip

University of Plymouth

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    9 (Occupational Therapy)
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    Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary

This course develops the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner with our nationally recognised and industry accredited programme. As part of a surgical team, you'll acquire the necessary skills to assist with complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care. Key features: Develop professional experience and specialist knowledge, through our blend of academic and practical teaching, delivered by a team involved in the education and practice development of the Surgical Care Practitioner role at national level for over 15 years; Benefit from eight weeks of taught theory and 28 weeks of direct clinical practice (per year); Expand your practical skills to undertake complex surgical procedures, manage patients intra-operatively and be responsible for pre-operative and post-operative outpatient clinics; Benefit from a combination of academic, theoretical and practical teaching, giving you the necessary clinical skills to meet national industry standards. We have strong links with existing practitioners, and visiting lecturers include current practising qualified Surgical Care Practitioners and Consultant Surgeons. Consider innovative approaches to care delivery and enhance the surgical patient experience; Cultivate a precise and meticulous work ethic, delivering an effective, safe and efficient service to patients; Work both autonomously and as part of a multi-profession team; Secure the experience you need to excel in unpredictable and highly pressurised clinical environments. Students will also achieve PGCert.

Tuition Fees

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£5,200 per year

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The University of Plymouth's impressive campus sits within the heart of 'Britain's Ocean City', between the sea, Cornwall and Dartmoor. Acclaimed for its teaching and research, the University of Plymouth has 23 Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellows.


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