Enhanced Surgical Skills HEA3056

Overview

This module enables practitioners to learn specific basic surgical skills, such as superficial wound closure, knot tying, securing drains, direct diathermisation and wound infiltration.

To ensure students become competent and safe to practice enhanced surgical skills they are advised that this module will require employer support. The support required includes, formal permission and access to assessment provided by their theatre management and surgical team. This must be obtained prior to commencing the module. A suitable clinical supervisor/mentor will be allocated to each student; in order to foster opportunities to achieve clinical competence. Students must achieve a minimum of 50 hours in clinical practice over the duration of this module.

This module is a theory/practice module in which the student will be expected to have access to a broadband internet ready computer and a suitable practice area. This can be discussed further with the module co-ordinator.

Module Code: HEA3056
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: S1A is £1350 & S1 £680 Prices for Sept 2019 to Jul 2020

Who is this module for?

Enhanced surgical skills is a module suitable for practitioners who have done Part 1 Surgical first assistant in operative procedures. We will be providing Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Basic Surgical Skills course on 21st and 22nd of September at Edge Hill University.
The part 2 will help the practitioners to progress to learn specific basic surgical skills such as superficial wound closure, knot tying, securing drains, direct diathermisation and wound infiltration.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The module aims to equip students with the appropriate knowledge and experience that will enable them to safely and competently carry out the additional skills. Whilst providing the practitioners with an understanding of their professional boundaries and legalities of the role.

What will I study?

  • Knowledge of the anatomy of skin and tissues;
  • Needle types;
  • Suture materials;
  • Knot tying;
  • Superficial wound closure; suturing, skin glue and skin clips;
  • Securing of drains;
  • Direct diathermisation;
  • Wound infiltration with local anaesthetic;
  • Legal, ethical and professional issues;
  • Physiology of wound healing;
  • Principles of wound drainage.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed using a variety of methods but predominately through producing a practice portfolio that includes a risk assessment, a clinical supervisor’s judgment on the student’s competence, and a logbook of the clinical hours and skills completed. To support successful completion of the module, the student should be exposed to and have achieved competence over a minimum of 50 clinical hours.
In addition there is an academic assessment which consists of a 4000 word case study. Both parts of the assessment have to be passed.

On successful completion you will:

Supplement your competencies creating a more comprehensive portfolio which will support you in your application for advanced roles, whilst providing practitioners with an understanding of their professional boundaries and legalities of the role.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2019 S1A

Venue: Manchester

Starts: Sat 21st Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • S1A
    • BSS Session 1 Sat 21 Sep 2019 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
      • BSS Session 2 Sun 22 Sep 2019 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
        • 1st Session Friday, 27 Sep 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
        • 2nd Session: Friday, 11 Oct 19, Online Only
        • 3rd Session: Friday, 25 Oct 19, Online Only
        • 4th Session: Friday, 08 Nov 19, Online only
        • 5th Session: Friday, 22 Nov 19, Online only
        • 6th Session: Friday, 06 Dec 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Tutorial, Attendance
        • Assignment Deadline: Friday, 10 Jan 2020, 4.00 pm.

        Study dates and times are subject to change.

September 2019 S1

Venue: Manchester

Starts: Fri 27th Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • S1: For students who have completed BSS
    • 1st Session Friday, 27 Sep 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
    • 2nd Session: Friday, 11 Oct 19, Online Only
    • 3rd Session: Friday, 25 Oct 19, Online Only
    • 4th Session: Friday, 08 Nov 19, Online only
    • 5th Session: Friday, 22 Nov 19, Online only
    • 6th Session: Friday, 06 Dec 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Tutorial, Attendance
    • Assignment Deadline: Friday, 10 Jan 2020, 4.00 pm.

    Study dates and times are subject to change.

Further Information

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 www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

Students also need to download and complete the Theatre Manager Proposal Approval Form. This should be submitted with their application.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

For further information on module content please contact Module Leader, Dr Bhuvana Bibleraaj on 01695 657156 or email biblerab@edgehill.ac.uk or Teresa Hardcastle, Deputy Module Leader email hardcast@edgehill.ac.uk

Pathways

This module can be studied on a standalone basis.
It is an optional module on the following: