Online course details

UK/EU fee

£840 (2020/21)

International fee

£840 (2020/21)

Course level

Level 6

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

25 January 2021

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

With a focus on safety and resilience, this 10-week course encourages you, as a nurse working in the perioperative environment, to develop your knowledge and skills relating to the care of service users in the anaesthetic areas of the operating department.

A nurse working in this area is responsible, in conjunction with the anaesthetist and others, for the safe care of service users undergoing anaesthetic procedures. Nurses need to develop their knowledge and skills in this area for them to be able to recognise and respond to changes in clinical circumstances and in the perioperative environment.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

Course content

Benefits

Offset course credits towards Anaesthetic Practice University Advanced Diploma

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online Anaesthetic Practice University Advanced Diploma. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

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

To successfully undertake this course, you will need to be a registered nurse employed in a UK based perioperative environment for the duration of the course. The amount of time that you spend in the anaesthetic environment will be decided by your employer and can be discussed with the Academic team. The time spent must be adequate to enable you to achieve both the academic and practical aspects of this course.

Potential applicants will be identified in the first instance by employers and will subsequently also need to apply to the university. As an employee, you will need permission, support and a written reference from your manager to apply for this course. You will be required to upload evidence to this effect when you are applying. Your employer is also responsible for ensuring that adequate DBS checks have been carried out.

To apply, you will need to meet the following criteria:

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language, or you have not successfully completed your highest level of qualification in English, you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

If you are unable to take an English Language Test locally, you may wish to consider our Derby English Language Test (DELT), which is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. Take a look at our Derby English Language test (DELT) page for full course details, online exam dates and how to book.

Documents to support your application

In support of 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.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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