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Managing Care in Perioperative Practice (MSc/PgDip/PgCert )

The course is structured on a modular format. Students complete modules totalling 120 M level credits to be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma. All students complete a compulsory generic module in Research Methods in Health and Social Care (30 credits).

Full-time students undertake all modules during one academic year, while part-time students undertake approximately 60 credits per year over two years, in order to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma. Each module is assessed individually by assessment procedures, all of which will consist of prepared work rather than unseen examination papers.

The modular structure of the Programme allows students to select the most appropriate profession-specific modules and shared or generic modules from a suite of modules within the postgraduate provision.
Students who leave the Programme after completion of 60 credits will be eligible for the exit award of Post-Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Practice. Students who leave the Programme after completion of 120 credits will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Perioperative Practice. Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree.

Who is this course aimed at?

The course is suitable for healthcare professionals working in the field of perioperative care, most notably Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs). Cardiff University will use its awarding powers in the awarding of this qualification. The Programme is offered to both home and overseas students.


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For further information please contact:

Mrs Julie Young

Position:Lecturer - Progamme Manager (BSc Intra and Perioperative Practice and DipHE in Operating Department Practice) .Postgraduate Coordinator (MSc Surgical Care Practice & Managing Care in Perioperative Practice)
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Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87711Extension: 87711