Taught course

Surgical Care Practice

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Medical Science

Entry requirements

A degree from a UK university at a minimum of lower second class honours or an academic or professional qualification which is equivalent in breadth and depth to a UK honours degree. Applicants should be registered as healthcare professionals, employed as part of a surgical team within a hospital environment with at least 18 months post registration experience. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose professional qualification was not taught and assessed in English will be required to demonstrate the University standard of English language (IELTS) at Level 6.5 (including written English academic test) prior to commencement on a course. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email admissions-fms@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you're currently a trainee surgical care practitioner, working as part of a surgical team in a hospital and would like to develop your knowledge and skills, our part-time course accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England is for you.

As a member of the extended surgical team, you’ll not only contribute to the management of the clinical care of patients, but assist with technical and operative interventions – overlapping with some of the care that’s traditionally off ered by doctors. Every day will off er a diff erent challenge, and you’ll need to be equipped with the skills to problem solve and understand processes, which is why you’ll blend theory with practice to develop a range of valuable skills.

You’ll work under the direction of a clinical consultant surgeon, as well as academics and explore techniques to evaluate, develop and influence practice to make sure that everything you do maintains and enhances patient care. You’ll develop your skills in clinical reasoning and problem solving and understand professional, ethical and legal limitations.

You’ll learn on our Chelmsford campus through a mix of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, using our simulated skills laboratories, which mirror real-life clinical situations. You’ll gain experience in applied practice in clinical placements, within Trusts across the East of England, where you’ll be directly supervised and assessed by a dedicated medical practitioner.


  • Introduction to the Surgical Care Practitioner Role
  • Clinical Consultation and Assessment Skills
  • Surgical Care Practitioner Skills
  • Research Studies
  • Major Project

Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

For more details please visit the university website.

Fees and funding

For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty Admissions Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868