Foundations of Surgical Practice

Module code: OP1002

This module will provide the opportunity for you to learn the foundation principles of surgical practice. You will observe, participate in and reflect on the principles that underpin evidence based practice within the clinical aspects of the surgical role at foundation level, during routine elective surgery. You will demonstrate, under close supervision of a registered practitioner, the core operational skills and procedures involved in the role of a surgical practitioner, whilst carrying out circulating and scrubbed duties. You will consider the academic skills to develop your role as a surgical ODP. Through the use of reflections you will be able to evaluate your practical experience against underpinning knowledge. You will focus on academic content that informs your clinical experience within routine elective surgery.

(In order to complete this module, students will also need to engage in a period of elective clinical placement and an element of additional self-directed learning.)

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