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 vascular surgery. 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.
||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?
Anatomy and physiology of the venous system,
Anatomy and physiology of the arterial system,
Disease of the venous system,
Disease of the arterial system,
Disease of the lymphatic system,
Assessment and management of arterial disease, including conservative, pharmacological and surgical management,
Assessment and management of venous disease, including conservative, pharmacological and surgical management,
Assessment and management of lymphedema,
Emergency assessment and treatment and management of: acute ischaemic limb and deep vein thrombosis,
Signs and symptoms of vascular disease including intermittent claudication,
Effects of lifestyle on vascular disease,
Post-operative complications and management of vascular surgical procedures as per national curriculum,
Radiological intervential including angioplasty and stenting,
Surgical vascular procedures as per national curriculum,
Assessment and management of wounds with a vascular aetiology, including ulceration,
Renal access: AV fistula formation, CAPD catheter insertion and Permcath insertion,
Vascular surgery clinical/technical skills as per national curriculum.
How will I be assessed?
Whilst undertaking their specialist work-based learning placement, the Surgical Care Practitioner student, will engage with regular formative case based discussions, be observed directly, whilst undertaking surgical procedures and engage in peer assessment whilst undertaking practice. In addition, for the theoretical examination, guidance and practice papers will be given and reviewed during their university placement, prior to the summative examination date.
On successful completion you will:
Critically apply knowledge of normal and altered vascular anatomy and pathophysiology to maintain high quality surgical patient care.
Critically apply clinical judgement, underpinning knowledge when undertaking, clinics, ward rounds, physical examinations and clinical investigations in relation to vascular surgery.
Practice at an advanced level undertaking physical examination, clinical investigations in relation to vascular surgery.
Critically apply clinical judgement, underpinning knowledge and practice in specific surgical procedures relating to vascular surgery.
Practice at an advanced, autonomous level, performing operative procedures required in their specialist practice.
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.
For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page
.For further module information, please contact the Module Coordinator, Bhuvana Bibleraaj by email [email protected]
Or you can contact the Medical School email on [email protected]
This module can only be studied as part of: MSc Surgical Care Practice