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PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery)

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery)

Do you want to specialise in trauma and orthopaedic surgery? Establish your career and develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner, with a focus on trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Gain the necessary skills to assist with complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care. Work alongside experienced surgical consultants and take part in sessions run by medical professionals.

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.
  • Use your initiative to solve complex problems and deliver high quality patient care. Past students have enabled new service provision, such as satellite clinics for pre and/or postoperative assessment, and student initiated audits have generated new processes and cost savings for employing organisations.
  • Royal College of Surgeons accredited programme.

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 35 8

    30th out of 72 2

    5th out of 83 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    174 72%

    26th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    144 73%

    12th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    54th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    148 85%

    4th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    5th

    27

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