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Perioperative Advances in Safe and Effective Patient Care, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Perioperative Advances in Safe and Effective Patient Care is a Level 6 course which will help to enhance your existing clinical knowledge and competence, and contribute towards your continuing professional development.


Together, we'll explore the ever-changing roles and responsibilities of experienced, qualified perioperative practitioners with particular emphasis on the ethico-legal implications of perioperative patient care.

The module encourages you to advance your clinical skills, as well as your critical understanding of contemporary evidence-based practice. It allows you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to be able to function independently or as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

You’ll explore contemporary issues in the operating room environment through a combined process of reflection, critical thinking and incident analysis, looking at the interventions which promote patient safety and wellbeing throughout the surgical process. In addition, you'll look at human factors and the social processes by which people interact in group environments, and how these can be heavily influenced by individual and cultural personalities and behaviours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • This course will be mostly classroom based, using lectures and seminars to encourage critical though and analysis. There'll be some practical sessions too, taught in our state-of-the-art theatre and skills lab facilities. The course is delivered on a day release basis, with one study day at university per fortnight of the trimester. You’ll spend a large amount of time in clinical practice meeting practical competencies.
  • We run this course alongside our Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons), giving you opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and networking. Small class sizes allow for an excellent rapport with tutors and your fellow class members.


Healthcare professionals with appropriate qualifications or experience in a related field.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • If you wish to be considered for this module, you’ll have the appropriate professional qualifications or experience in a related field.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2312 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2312 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2312 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2312 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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