Enhanced Perioperative Practice – Surgery

Module code: OP3022

Clinical context

This module is designed to give you the opportunity to learn and demonstrate competence in the recognised enhanced surgical skills that are required whilst working in the operating department and other perioperative areas. You will be given the opportunity to spend time in various clinical specialities and clinical skills centres where you will be able to learn, practice and develop enhanced skills and practice as an accountable, responsible practitioner who works within their role limitations. You will gain an understanding of broad principles of enhanced perioperative practice which can, in turn, be applied in new and evolving roles.

Academic context

This module is designed to give you an opportunity to evaluate and reflect on the enhanced care provided in the peri-operative environment and relate this to your own professional actions. Through the use of evidence-based practice, you will critically analyse and evaluate the role of the ODP in the context of enhanced practice, fostering the concept of a multi-skilled approach to staffing operating theatres. The development of enhanced knowledge and understanding of Operating Department Practice will underpin you learning, enabling you to utilise your transferable skills through the holistic assessment of the individual needs of patients.


  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 4 hours of seminars
  • 10 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 40 hours of guided independent study
  • 86 hours of work-based learning


  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)