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Managing Care in Perioperative and Anaesthesia Practice - MSc

Course content

This course offers knowledge and expertise to develop your evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to increase your practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of managing care in perioperative practice so that you can apply these skills in the further advancement of care in this field.

Overview

This full-time MSc course has been designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and understanding to work at an advanced level, managing patient care in perioperative and anaesthesia practice.

It offers the opportunity to develop advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to apply them to management in perioperative practice. You will have the opportunity to develop, through the process of research, advanced practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of managing care and the ability to influence change in the field of perioperative practice.

As a full-time student, you will undertake all taught modules during one academic year. The modular structure of the programme enables you to select the most appropriate profession-specific modules and shared or generic modules from a suite of modules within the postgraduate provision of the School of Healthcare Sciences.

In order to gain the MSc in Managing Care in Perioperative and Anaesthesia Practice, students will be required to undertake a number of core and optional modules, with a final research project. 

Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree.

Distinctive features

  • The opportunity to undertake an innovative and creative programme delivered by experienced educational and clinical staff who have developed a considerable local, national and international reputationand are well respected within the professions involved in perioperative practice.
  • The involvement of research-active and clinical staff in course design and delivery.
  • The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment.
  • The emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas.
  • Flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to pursue their professional careers while studying part time, or to take a career break and complete on a full time basis.
  • Additional free-standing non-profession-specific modules are available to complement the core modules
  • The opportunity to learn in a School which is an accredited Joanna Briggs Centre.

Learning and assessment

How will I be taught?

The notion of adult learning will inform the learning and teaching process and a range of learning and teaching methods will be utilised to achieve the learning outcomes of the programmes. Students will enter the programmes with a wide range of skills and experiences and some may hold senior positions. These experiences will be used to enhance the learning process. Post graduate degree level study involves students taking responsibility for their own learning and this will be encouraged throughout the programme. The learning and teaching strategy will take cognisance of this and methods used will range from tutorials, to student led seminars, dialogue, problem based learning, appreciative inquiry, skills workshops, self- directed study, discussion and debate and expert led lectures

How will I be supported?

The University offers a wide range of services and activities designed to support students. These include a student counselling service, a student advisory service, crèche and day facilities, sport and exercise facilities, as well as campus information, library and IT services.

This programme gives students the opportunity to share ideas with health professionals. As well as developing their own intellectual abilities, this sharing of ideas enables them to learn and benefit from the experiences of others. Opportunity is given for this sort of discussion and exchange of ideas through seminars and tutorials.

All students are given a named personal tutor following registration onto the programme, who is able to assist them with any pastoral care as well as advice on writing style, grammar and academic mentoring.

All modules within the programme make extensive use of Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Learning Central, on which students will find course materials, links to related materials and assessment exemplars.

For students whose first language is not English there are open access English Language courses available.

Career prospects

The course is aimed at healthcare professionals currently working in the field of perioperative practice, including Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs).

It offers the opportunity to develop advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to apply them to management in perioperative practice. You will have the opportunity to develop, through the process of research, advanced practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of managing care and the ability to influence change in the field of perioperative practice. This could then lead to personal and professional development, and career progression within the clinical area.


Visit the Managing Care in Perioperative and Anaesthesia Practice - MSc page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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