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Perioperative Medicine in Action

1 months
69 USD/full
69 USD/full
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Explore perioperative medicine and how you can improve care for the high risk surgical patient. Join this RCoA endorsed Perioperative Medicine in Action course from UCL by FutureLearn.


Too many patients die or suffer prolonged complications following surgery.

Perioperative medicine is an emerging, multi-disciplinary approach which seeks to optimise the care of high-risk surgical patients. It encompasses disciplines such as anaesthetics, surgery, nursing, elderly care, physiotherapy and healthcare management.

In this RCoA-endorsed course, developed by anaesthetists at University College London (UCL) Hospitals, you’ll learn the key concepts you need to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs.

By the end of the Perioperative Medicine in Action course from UCL by FutureLearn, you'll be able to:

  • Justify the need for better, more holistic care for the high risk surgical patient, to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
  • Engage with risk assessment tools to characterise and quantify the risk of an individual undergoing a particular procedure.
  • Demonstrate the need for protocolised care pathways and evaluate the success of the enhanced recovery programmes in reducing variance in practice.
  • Describe the major challenges in delivering perioperative medicine for the elderly.
  • Discuss the current economic pressure on healthcare systems and how perioperative medicine can be used to reduce these pressures.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • The Surgical Epidemic

  • Decision Making and Risk Assessment

  • Protocolised Care Pathways

  • An Age Old Problem

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This RCoA endorsed course is aimed at all interested healthcare professionals, both medical and allied health professionals. 

  • This would include anaesthetists, surgeons, care-of-the-elderly physicians, pre-assessment nurses, surgical ward nurses, operating department staff, physiotherapists and medical managers, emphasising that enhanced care and improved outcomes depend on a multidisciplinary approach.

Tuition Fee

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