Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Advanced Post-operative Practice MED5547

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will examine the published literature around post-operative care beginning with post-operative interventions which improve patient outcomes. An in-depth analysis of the published literature behind managing post-operative patients in a high dependency care setting, optimising analgesia, fluid management, thromboprophylaxis and selective use of antibiotics will be undertaken.

Timetable

A variety of teaching methods will be scheduled including recorded lectures, online live tutorials, webinars, and video media demonstrating the use of equipment in practice.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

1. A 1000 word approx. essay (80%)

2. Portfolio (20%)

Course Aims

This course will examine the published literature around post-operative care beginning with post-operative interventions which improve patient outcomes. The evidence behind managing post-operative patients in a high dependency care setting, optimising analgesia, fluid management, thromboprophylaxis and selective use of antibiotics will be explored. This will enable students to evaluate and critically apply the knowledge gained to independently lead improvement in post-operative care in their local settings.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

1. Critically analyse the evidence surrounding issues and conditions which affect patients post-operatively

2. Identify and critically appraise the published literature in relation to post-operative care

3. Evaluate the skills required to make independent informed judgments in relation to the management of post-operative patients in their own professional setting

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.