Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Surgical Care Practice

This course is aimed at qualified practitioners who have been appointed to surgical care practice training posts within surgical directorates. Applicant's roles 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 aims to provide a systematic and critical understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge within specific areas of practice. Students 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered practitioners employed in a suitable working environment. The minimum requirement is a 2.2 Honours degree in a health or social care related subject, with evidence of at least 18 months post-registration experience. It is anticipated that all students joining this programme will have extensive subject knowledge or work experience in their chosen field as all of the assessments involve the relation of theory to practice. An interview will form part of the selection process.

Course modules

Introduction to surgical care practice; clinical examination and diagnostics in surgical care practice; generic surgical care practice skills; leadership and management in surgical care practice; research: The development of a research proposal; project dissertation.

Assessment methods

Essays, written case studies, viva voce (oral) examinations, written examinations and observed structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 30 per Credit (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 30 per Credit (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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