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Perioperative Studies (Top-up) (Distance Learning)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2022

Subject

Nursing

This course provides the opportunity for qualified Operation Department Practitioners (ODP) to undertake a top-up degree through distance learning. It allows you to use your professional qualification and registration to APEL the first year of a degree programme. Developed as a result of talking to theatre managers, this course aims to meet the real-world career development needs of practitioners.

* As this course is distance learning you are not required to attend the University and can study at a time that meets your own personal and professional commitments.

* You will be taught by leading academics and receive support of fellow students. A community of student learners from around the UK and oversees provides opportunities for collaborative learning and experiences.

* The modules on this course provide you with an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills in order to enhance your understanding of operating department practice and be able to link this to evidence-based practice. They have been designed to assist the career enhancement, as they provide the opportunity to develop an understanding of and implement advanced perioperative theories.

* The analytical skills developed on the course are ideal for practitioners who what to undertake extended clinical roles, management positions and for those interested in further academic work or research.

* You will undertake exercises where you will engage with the online materials in order to develop an understanding of perioperative theories.

* You will have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, enhance your understanding of perioperative practice and link this to evidence based practice. * You’ll also be encouraged to develop new theories and explore how these can impact on patient care.

Modules

Year 1
Developing an Understanding of Research Processes and Methods (Distance Learning)
Advancing Perioperative Practice (Distance Learning)

Year 2
Leadership and Management in Health Professional Practice (Distance Learning)
Research-Based Project (Distance Learning)

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used are varied and include a combination of coursework, a learning contract, Wiki and research based project. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Allied Health Professions Sport and Exercise (HDAHPSE)

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Nursing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,692
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Protective service occupations
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing and midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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