Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Surgical Care Practice

This innovative Masters degree is suitable for qualified practitioners who have been appointed to surgical care practice training posts within surgical directorates. Your role should encompass the provision of care and appropriate intervention within the perioperative environment, on wards and/or in clinics (usually within a specified surgical specialty). The programme will provide you with a systematic and critical understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge within specific areas of practice. You will develop core and specialist surgical skills and extend your knowledge and practice within the surgical care environment. This will include some operative procedures that will enable specialist practitioners to provide continuity of service and standards of care to patients in areas which do not necessarily need to be provided by medically qualified staff. Eleven specialist pathways are available: MSc Surgical Care Practice (Cardiothoracic Surgery) MSc Surgical Care Practice (General Surgery) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Gynaecology) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Maxillofacial Surgery) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Neurosurgery) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Otorhinolaryngology) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Paediatric Surgery) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Trauma and Orthopaedics) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Urology) MSc Surgical Care Practice (Vascular Surgery)

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

In university, assessments will take the form of essays, written case studies, viva voce (oral) examinations, written examinations and observed structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). In practice, you will be assessed using a variety of techniques, including: The Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS), where you will perform a specific practical procedure that is directly observed; Case-based Discussion (CbD), requiring the evaluation of your performance in the management of a patient. This will provide an indication of your competence in areas such as clinical reasoning, decision-making and the application of medical knowledge in relation to patient care; Clinical Evaluation Exercise (CEX), where a clinical encounter with a patient is evaluated to provide an indication of your competence in skills essential for outstanding clinical care.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Faculty of Health, Manchester M1 6EG North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Health & Social Care CPD Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01695657249