Surgical Care Practice in Neurosurgery HEA4165
This module is designed to develop the knowledge and practical skills of the Surgical Care Practitioner student in their specialist field and to assist the individual to achieve the RCS (2014) clinical competencies for neurosurgery. The module aims to develop and build on the core generic skills of working in surgical care, whilst concentrating on those specialist aspects of surgery, clinical examination, ward and clinical based patient care.
|Cost:||This module can only be studied as part of the MSc Surgical Care Practice. The full cost of the programme for the 2022/2023 academic year is TBC.|
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Who is this module for?This module can only be studied as part of the MSc Surgical Care Practice. This module will be valuable to practitioners undertaking the MSc in Surgical Care Practice and who are employed in that role by Surgical Directorates.
What are the key aims of the programme?A Surgical Care Practitioner is expected to have the ability to: elicit and record an accurate medical history, undertake clinical examinations, interpret diagnostic results and perform designated surgical operative procedures, which are crucial elements in delivering safe and effective treatment. It is, therefore, important that practitioners develop competence and that their employers have the confidence to delegate the autonomy to perform this role (DH, 2004). This module has, therefore, been designed in accordance with this strategic direction and provides practitioners with a formal process of knowledge and skills development that is recordable and measurable. In addition, this module will provide a route to support student surgical care practitioners, to develop the necessary specialist specific knowledge and skills, so that they will be equipped to work clinically in more complex situations, performing all the above skills with greater autonomy, responsibility and clinical accountability (Council for Regulatory Health Care Excellence, 2009; Department of Health, 2010).
How will I study?This module is normally studied mainly in practice.
What Will I Study?Content Normal and altered anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, Understanding pre and post-operative management of the neurosurgical patient, Clinical investigations of the neurosurgical patient, Management of CNS infection and deteriorating levels of consciousness, including use of Glasgow Coma Scale and score, Principles of management of the following:
- Head injury
- Intracranial tumours
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage/intracerebral haemorrhage
- Spinal degenerative disease
- Spinal injuries.