Study patterns: Perioperative Practice (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our BSc (Hons) Perioperative Practice (top-up) online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.   

As part of your studies, you will be required to join a one-day virtual conference - 6NU551 (termed on your virtual learning environment as ‘Developing Competence and Capability’). The conference is held in summer. There is no cost for the conference. You may be asked to review a small amount of pre-event material (journal articles, online reading or a short video). On the day, you will use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to join the conference. More details will be provided once you are enrolled onto your programme.

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week. 

If you opt to undertake the accelerated study plan whereby you will study two modules in one trimester, we recommend 40 hours of study per week.

Should you decide to study on the accelerated rate you must ensure that you have the capacity to fully engage with your studies and achieve the best grades and final award. You will need to balance approximately 40 hours of study per week alongside your professional and personal life and commitments.

It may be useful to consider studying one module at the standard rate of study before deciding whether to then increase to the accelerated rate of study.

BSc (Hons) Perioperative Practice (top-up) - standard rate with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Integrating Practices
(6CL513)
20 credits
Educating in Health and Social Care
(6HC514)
20 credits
Care of the Surgical Patient
(6NU547)
20 credits

Developing Competence and Capability
(6NU551)
0 credits
Virtual Conference
Year 2 Managing the Acutely Ill Patient
(6NU550)
20 credits
Preparing for Research and Evidence Based Practice
(6HC508)
20 credits
Research and Evidence in Practice
(6HC511)
20 credits

BSc (Hons) Perioperative Practice (top-up) - accelerated rate with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Integrating Practices
(6CL513)
20 credits

Managing the Acutely Ill Patient
(6NU550)
20 credits
Educating in Health and Social Care
(6HC514)
20 credits

Preparing for Research and Evidence Based Practice
(6HC508)
20 credits

Care of the Surgical Patient
(6NU547)
20 credits

Developing Competence and Capability
(6NU551)
0 credits
Virtual Conference

Research and Evidence in Practice
(6HC511)
20 credits