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Surgical Care - Perioperative Practice

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: 15 Weeks
  • Start Date: February, March, April and May 2023
Designed for registered practitioners working in the clinical environment, this short course will help develop your skills in surgical care.
Many of our lecturers maintain clinical currency by working in practice to ensure you receive the most up-to-date insights and training. You can also benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities that will help you to better practice and hone your skills.
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Application guide

Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.

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Fees and Funding

Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost. 

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Bespoke training

Our wealth of experience and expertise enables us to offer bespoke training programmes. These programmes can be taught on-site to organisations who require a specific area of care to be addressed.

Credits: 30 credits at Level 6 and 7.

Why study this subject?

This course is designed to help health practitioners in the perioperative environment who work in the operating theatre or wish to extend their knowledge and skills in caring for patients undergoing surgical procedures.

What will I study?

This module will give you the opportunity to reflect on and analyse the care offered, as well as use evidence to increase your understanding of the service provision, professional issues and teamwork in this specialty area.

Key themes of the module include:

  • patient safety, comfort and dignity
  • the six C's - care, compassion, courage, communication, commitment and competence 
  • leadership
  • key drivers and contemporary issues in practice.

Skills and knowledge for practice include:

  • the holistic care and management of patients during the surgical phase
  • care planning to meet the patients' health and safety needs
  • infection prevention
  • environmental safety
  • preparing for specimens and management of implants
  • role of the scrub and circulating practitioner in the perioperative team
  • preparation and maintenance of the sterile field
  • complications of surgery
  • the disease process (anatomy and physiology related to surgery)
  • complex patient care (trauma or non-scheduled surgery).

BNU is a leading provider in continuing professional development (CPD) training.

When will this course run?

This course will run on Thursdays from 10am - 5pm, on the following dates:

  • February: 9th and 16th
  • March: 9th, 23rd, 30th
  • April: 27th
  • May: 11th and 26th

What are the course entry requirements?

In order to apply for this course you must be a registered practitioner working in the appropriate clinical environment.

What are the tuition fees


Home and EU, Academic Year 2022 - 2023


Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

Course leader

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