Research course

Perioperative Practice

Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in a field relevant to the particular project. A good Honours degree, or equivalent is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for those wishing to pursue advanced research in Perioperative Practice.

Programme Description

The Operating Department Practice research themes reflect those within the School of Healthcare Studies:

  • recovery and rehabilitation
  • promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • professional practice in health and social care

Recovery and rehabilitation: a specific area of interest is the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)programme aims to improve patient outcomes after surgery. The aims of ERAS are to improve the quality of perioperative care and optimise recovery from surgery using many different interventions.

Promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle: a specific area of interest is the role of Physical Activity (PA) and the assessment and measurement of this in pregnancy and arresting the obesogenic environment.

Professional practice in health and social care: Developing roles, for example extended scope practitioners from un-registered practitioners to advanced level practitioners and role development. Management in and management of perioperative practice and communication in the perioperative environment and other healthcare settings. It will also aim to look at the culture of the professions and examine the profile of the practitioner.

The School welcomes enquiries from those who wish to discuss other areas or topics of research within the perioperative and surgical care environment.

Special Features
  • The School has an active Research Student Seminar Series where research students of the School are encouraged to present and discuss their research with fellow students and staff of the School.

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Information for international students

IELTS with minimum overall score of 6.5.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Miss Liz Harmer Griebel
+44 (0)29 2068 7552