Online course details

UK/EU fee

£815 (2019/20)

International fee

£815 (2019/20)

Course level

Level 6

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

26 May 2020

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

Care of surgical patients begins in the pre-operative phase, and is continued into the perioperative and intraoperative phases through to recovery and post-operative care. This continuing journey is complex and involves many people and departments underpinned by interprofessional working and collaboration.

This course adopts a wide approach to this surgical journey and is suitable for anyone working with surgical patients or who may have an interest in surgery as a health and social care practitioner. In studying this course you will be encouraged to not only see your involvement in surgery and perioperative practice as application of a range of technical skills but also to place the person undergoing surgery at the centre of their focus, challenging existing techniques and practices.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

Through completing this course you will gain a range of transferable skills including:

Course content

Course content will include:

Graduate skills

Digital skills

You will also be given the opportunity to develop digital skills through the use of interactive technology eg discussion forums, personal blog. This course will enable you to:

Benefits

Offset course credits towards BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up)

If you are a registered nurse but do not have a degree qualification, once you’ve completed this course you could offset the 20 credits through recognised prior learning (RPL) towards our online BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up) degree. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

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Discovering Online Learning Webinar, April

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 14.30 - 15.30

During this hour long webinar, we'll take you through the basic principles of how online learning works and what you can expect as an online learner. The webinar includes a 20 minute presentation and an opportunity to take in a Q&A.

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Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2019 and August 2020.

UK/EU fee: £815

International fee: £815

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You will:

English language qualifications

IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) if you have not completed a programme at an English-speaking institution.

When applying, it is essential that you submit the following:

  1. Qualification evidence awarded in your country
  2. Transcripts of all relevant education/training
  3. NARIC evidence
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.0* in all areas or equivalent qualification

If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our English for academic purposes Certificate of Credit which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) for health professionals

If you are employed by the NHS in the East Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire) you may be eligible for fee-free access to this course.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Who will teach you

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Dr Alan Williams
Programme leader

Academic Lead for Nursing, Dr Alan Williams, commenced as Academic Lead for the Nursing and Perioperative Practice programmes in April 2019. Alan is a Registered Nurse (Adult and Mental Health) with over twenty years' experience in the NHS before becoming an academic.

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