Surgical Care Practitioner Specialist Practice (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Through this programme students learn core competences for surgical care practitioners, with a focus on cardiothoracic surgery. Students gain the necessary skills to undertake complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care. Students gain invaluable professional experience and specialist knowledge, through our blend of academic and practical teaching. Students benefit from 9 weeks of taught theory and 27 weeks of direct clinical practice. Students work alongside experienced surgical consultants and take part in specific sessions run by medical professionals, aimed at refining their specialism. Students also study towards an additional industry endorsed qualification through the Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills course, accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Applicants require: a named consultant surgeon who will be the applicant's 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); 2 years post qualifying experience in the area in which the applicant wishes to specialise in, as a surgical care practitioner; a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously CRB); a satisfactory occupational health clearance; a relevant degree with Honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications are considered on a case by case basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.
Modules include: advanced consulting and clinical skills; research methods; surgical care practitioner specialist practice (cardiothoracic surgery, trauma surgery or orthopaedics surgery).
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Plymouth Site||Plymouth||PL4 8AA||South West|
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