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Establish your career and develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner, with a focus on trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Gain the necessary skills to assist with complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care. Work alongside experienced surgical consultants and take part in sessions run by medical professionals.Key featuresDevelop professional experience and specialist knowledge, through our blend of academic and practical teaching, delivered by a team
Establish your career and develop the necessary skills to become a surgical care practitioner, with a focus on trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Gain the necessary skills to assist with complex surgical procedures and provide high quality patient care. Work alongside experienced surgical consultants and take part in sessions run by medical professionals.
Develop professional experience and specialist knowledge, through our blend of academic and practical teaching, delivered by a team involved in the education and practice development of the Surgical Care Practitioner role at national level for over 15 years.
Benefit from eight weeks of taught theory and 28 weeks of direct clinical practice (per year).
Expand your practical skills to undertake complex surgical procedures, manage patients intra-operatively and be responsible for pre-operative and post-operative outpatient clinics.
Benefit from a combination of academic, theoretical and practical teaching, giving you the necessary clinical skills to meet national industry standards. We have strong links with existing practitioners, and visiting lecturers include current practising qualified Surgical Care Practitioners and Consultant Surgeons.
Consider innovative approaches to care delivery and enhance the surgical patient experience.
Cultivate a precise and meticulous work ethic, delivering an effective, safe and efficient service to patients.
Work both autonomously and as part of a multi-profession team.
Secure the experience you need to excel in unpredictable and highly pressurised clinical environments.
Use your initiative to solve complex problems and deliver high quality patient care. Past students have enabled new service provision, such as satellite clinics for pre and/or postoperative assessment, and student initiated audits have generated new processes and cost savings for employing organisations.
Royal College of Surgeons accredited programme.
You’ll discover how to create effective treatment and management strategies and gain advanced skills through clinical practice experience, utilising relevant theoretical models and decision-making processes. Assessment in practice is ongoing throughout the programme with specified competencies to be achieved within operating theatres, clinics and ward areas. Assessment in theory is patient and service focused to enable development of condition/patient specific knowledge as well as service enhancement.
The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park.
The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding training for postgraduate students.
Plymouth’s campus boasts nine award winning cafés, the Jill Craigie cinema, the city’s largest contemporary art gallery (the Arts Institute), and the Nancy Astor gym. There are also specialised campus facilities for medical, nursing and allied health students at Derriford Hospital and Treliske Hospital sites.