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Theatre practice | HP6019Y | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Theatre practice | HP6019Y | Level 6 (Undergraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
21/01/2021 | Available
21/01/2021, 28/01/2021, 04/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 18/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


This module will enable participants to increase their clinical skills and provide effective patient care through increased knowledge of all aspects of theatre practice.

Practitioners should be able to rotate through different surgical specialties within perioperative care during this module with support from a suitably qualified mentor.


Who is this module for?

Healthcare practitioners working in theatres who wish to build on their knowledge and skills to care for patients undergoing surgery. Participants must have been working in the perioperative environment for a minimum of six months, and should preferably have completed either an intern programme or departmental programme in the perioperative environment.


Snapshot assessment document and written assignment. 

Learning Outcomes
  1. Enhance the knowledge and skills needed in theatre techniques and apply to different surgical settings.
  2. Critically appraise the unique psychological and social needs of all patients undergoing operative procedures.
  3. Critically appraise risk management within the theatre environment.
  4. Critically evaluate the role of the theatre nurse in the management of patients in theatres.
  5. Justify selection of appropriate equipment and demonstrate safe and competent use, recognizing the potential consequences of improper use.
  6. Critically discuss the use of minimal access surgical techniques and innovations in surgical practice.
  7. Critically appraise the key principles of day surgery in relation to patient care.
  8. Critically analyse the principles of tissue viability and wound management in surgical patients.


Course length: 10 Teaching Days


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Course Leader
Name: Lee Lui

Self Funding: £1690.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning & classroom - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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