Taught course

Advanced Surgical Practice

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/advanced-surgical-practice-msc-part-time

Months of entry

September

Course content

This part-time MSc in Advanced Surgical Practice is an e-learning, inter-professional course for registered nurses, doctors, operating department practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

It aims to offer knowledge and expertise to provide a transition between theory and your own clinical practice. The course draws together a collection of fundamental information in an e-learning format, with an emphasis on the general principles of surgical practice rather than on the management of specific conditions.

The full MSc course takes two years to complete, although you can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate after nine months or a Postgraduate Diploma after 18 months, if you have fulfilled all the criteria for those awards.

The taught component introduces you to the multifaceted nature of caring for surgical patients, from admission through to discharge. The modular approach allows you to evaluate care from an evidence-based perspective, starting with admission and preoperative preparation through to postoperative care and discharge. Professional issues, including clinical governance and inter-professional practice, are also covered. The e-learning assessments are structured to enable you to evaluate the topic in relation to your practice areas of interest and professional base.

Most students are self-funded; however some students obtain awards from charities and trusts.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk