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.

This study pattern highlights 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

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. 

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

Study Pattern Summer Autumn Spring
Year 1 Care of the Surgical Patient
20 credits

Developing Competence and Capability
0 credits
Virtual Conference
Integrating Practices
20 credits
Preparing for Research and Evidence Based Practice
20 credits
Year 2 Research and Evidence in Practice
20 credits
Managing the Acutely Ill Patient
20 credits
Educating in Health and Social Care
20 credits