Masters | Postgraduate Course - Surgical Care Practitioner (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery) PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of Plymouth

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Surgical Care Practitioner (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery) PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

PgDip/PgCert: 2 years full-time

Do you want to focus on abdominal, pelvic and general surgery? Develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner with our nationally recognised and industry accredited programme. As part of a surgical team, you'll acquire the necessary skills to assist with complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care.

Module details

Year 1

Postgraduate certificate - to achieve a postgraduate certificate, you will need to earn 60 credits.

Core modules

Final year

Postgraduate diploma - to gain a postgraduate diploma, you will need to earn 120 credits.

Core modules

Entry Requirements

You will normally have a relevant honours degree (e.g. BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above); a European first cycle equivalent; or an equivalent professional qualification.

To apply for this programme, you'll need:

  • evidence of employment as a Surgical Care Practitioner Trainee within a UK Healthcare organisation
  • a named consultant surgeon who will be your clinical supervisor
  • a current and live registration with either the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Part 1 or 2) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • evidence of level 6 education or equivalent
  • three years post qualifying experience within a theatres/surgical speciality
  • a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously CRB)
  • a satisfactory occupational health clearance.

Student Destinations

Our MSc/PgDip Surgical Care Practitioner will equip you to perform as an advanced practitioner that provides surgical and clinical care across the entire patient journey from the pre-admission clinic to the operating theatre to post-surgery ward care.