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28 October 2016
If you're currently a trainee surgical care practitioner, working as part of a surgical team in a hospital and would like to develop your knowledge and skills, our part-time course accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England is for you. You’ll work under the direction of a clinical consultant surgeon, as well as academics and explore techniques to evaluate, develop and influence practice to make sure that everything you do maintains and enhances patient care. You’ll develop your skills in clinical reasoning and problem solving and understand professional, ethical and legal limitations. You’ll learn on our Chelmsford campus through a mix of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, using our simulated skills laboratories, which mirror real-life clinical situations. You’ll gain experience in applied practice in clinical placements, within Trusts across the East of England, where you’ll be directly supervised and assessed by a dedicated medical practitioner. By completing this course you'll achieve an MSc Surgical Care Practice, which leads to the title of Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP). SCPs work in surgical teams in a number of specialities, including urology, trauma and orthopaedics, cardiothoracic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, paediatrics, general, vascular, maxillofacial, otorhinolaryngology and gynaecology.
Introduction to the Surgical Care Practitioner Role Clinical Consultation and Assessment Skills Surgical Care Practitioner Skills Research Studies Major Project Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.