This module is an option module within the MSc Healthcare Practice programme and may also be taken as a free standing module. The module is aimed at registered healthcare professionals working in the perioperative environment who wish to build on their knowledge and skills in theatre practice.
This module will allow the practitioner to appraise and evaluate specialist, evidence based knowledge and practice underpinning the issues and complexities of current theatre practice. The practitioner will be encouraged to critically reflect on their role and practice, and they will be able to develop their competencies and capabilities to utilise specialist knowledge and skills in caring for the client undergoing surgery
This module aims to advance the clinical skills and knowledge base needed to be a competent, confident and resilient practitioner in all aspects of perioperative care.
Practitioners undertaking this module must have been working in a suitable perioperative environment for a minimum of six months and should preferably have completed either an internship programme in the perioperative environment. Practitioners will have knowledge of perioperative practice.
Practitioners should be able to rotate through different surgical specialties within perioperative care and be able to access supervision from an appropriately qualified clinical supervisor/ practice assessor.
The assessment for the module consists of a snapshot assessment document and a written assignment.