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Postgraduate Course: Pre-operative Assessment and Peri-operative Care (SURG11004)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course covers the importance of good pre-operative assessment in allowing students to identify and communicate to the patient the likely risks associated with their surgery, and plan techniques to minimise those risks, including perioperative monitoring, recovery, and post-operative management
Course description Through self-directed learning, online content will deliver key concepts relating to pre-/peri-/post-operative assessment and management, including anaesthesia, analgesia, and cardiovascular management. Students will be required to work through weekly online activities, including discussion boards and formative MCQ quizzes. Students will submit a mini-essay relating to a patient scenario
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination (60%) «br /»
Summative assessment: MCQ exam «br /»
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Coursework (40%) «br /»
Formative assessment: Online MCQs (5%) «br /»
Summative assessment: Discussion boards (20%); Mini-essay (15%) «br /»
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University Common Marking Scheme (PG) will be applied «br /»
Feedback Assessment is undertaken throughout the course with each element structured to provide opportunities for formative feedback at key points: asynchronous tutor feedback on weekly discussion boards; immediate formative feedback on MCQs. Feedback on the mini essay will be issued within the 15-day turnaround for marking rule
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the general principles of preoperative assessment and investigation of the surgical patient
  2. Evaluate procedure risk and patient risk in the emergency versus elective surgical patient
  3. Summarise the principles of anaesthesia and perioperative monitoring
  4. Recognise measures to optimise intra-operative safety, including thrombo- and antibiotic- prophylaxis
  5. Apply the principles of recovery and post-operative management of the surgical patient
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Within the work to be undertaken this course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop or further develop key graduate attributes:
In-depth knowledge of specialist discipline
Develop new understanding by exercising critical judgement and challenging knowledge
Be a self-directed learner
Solve problems effectively taking ethical, professional and environmental issues into account
Use information responsibly in a range of contexts
Collaborate with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
Communicate (oral, written, online) effectively,
respectful of social and cultural diversity
Application of numeracy
Application of IT
KeywordsPre-operative assessment; peri-operative monitoring; postoperative management
Course organiserProf Stephen Wigmore
Tel: (0131) 242 3679
Course secretaryMr Christopher Hooper
Tel: (0131 6)51 4929
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