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Managing and Leading in the Day Surgery Setting HEA3261


This module has been developed in order to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills and underlying principles of managing effective day surgery care. It is designed to be inter-professional and is directed at practitioners working in the day surgery care arena participating in day surgery care.

Module code:HEA3261
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:TBC

If you are an existing student who is undertaking this module as part of a programme, your fee will have been advised to you by email. You can also check your fees online. For any queries, please contact

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Who is this module for?

  • The qualified practitioner who needs to build on their skill and evidence base to underpin practice.
  • The qualified practitioner working toward senior roles within the day surgery care arena.
  • The qualified practitioner who although has a breadth of practical experience has limited academic qualification or specific experience to support their practice.

Students must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health and Care Professions Council (NMC/HCPC) and have the necessary prior educational and academic experience to achieve Level 6 learning outcomes. It is necessary for the student to be working in a clinical area that allows them to meet the learning outcomes.

The candidates must also have access to an internet ready computer for the duration of the module. This requirement will be checked through the admissions process to ensure the learner has internet access for the duration of the module.

What are the key aims of the module?

  • To critically reflect on own leadership and management skills.
  • To develop safe, competent and confident practitioners who can underpin their Day Surgery Care knowledge and experience with appropriate evidence.
  • To develop an holistic view of the processes and pathways involved in Day Surgery Care.
  • Encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration.
  • To both promote and challenge current practice.

How will I study?

This module is normally studied over four full days and two half day sessions. The module overall takes 15 weeks.

What will I study?

  • Clinical management
  • Contemporary issues in day surgery
  • Current political agenda
  • Planning and management of day surgery
  • Business planning
  • Role in relation to health promotion
  • Cultural aspects of care
  • Management and skill mix in a day surgery unit
  • Management of the waiting list
  • Risk, Delegation, Safety, Skill Mix, Rostering in Day Surgery Care
  • Clinical Governance and Service Improvement
  • Communication in relation to teamwork and leadership in Day Surgery Care
  • Reflective practice
  • Research and Audit.

How will I be assessed?

Critically evaluate an aspect of day surgery care management through the exploration of a management and leadership issue.

Students will be expected to examine the available literature to determine best practice and use this as a basis to critically analyse and reflect upon current practice in order to form an achievable plan of action for improvement.

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically reflect on own leadership and management skills in the development and implementation of evidence based practice in Day Surgery Care.
  • Critically examine management and leadership strategies in relation to service improvement in day surgery care.

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

This module will not be running in the 2024 Academic Year

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Contact us

For further information regarding module availability, study dates and costs please contact the School of Allied Health, Social Work and Wellbeing on

If you have any queries regarding module content and your suitability to study please contact the Module Leader Paul Rawling on 01695 657047 or email


This module is an optional module for the following programmes: