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Preoperative Care (eLearning)

About this module

Thorough preoperative assessment and care can dramatically affect the patient's surgical journey and can enable the surgical team to manage any potential problems. This module covers the common topics to review in this setting, including:

  • Preoperative Assessment Clinic
  • Preoperative Risk Assessment
  • Day Case Surgery
  • The assessment and management of common medical co-morbidities in surgical patients
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  • 10 PG Cert credits
  • 0.0 CPD Points: TBC
10 PG Cert credits
0.0 CPD Points: TBC
Standard fee £400.00
Member Discount 10 %: £360.00
PGCert Student Discount 15%: £340.00
  • Take this course as part of PG Cert in Surgery for £340 (15% discount) or if you are an RCS member for £360 (10% discount)
  • You will have access to this module for 6 months, which you can extend for an additional 6 months for £130.
  • Upon completion of your module, you will obtain a certificate of completion for this module. 
  • Please take a look at our Terms & Conditions if you need to cancel your access to this module.

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This module is run through RCS e-learning as a standalone module, part of a course or part of a PG certification.
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If you're are taking this module independantly or as part of a course you can access your progress and continue the module via RCS e-learning.

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Independent module or blended learning

If you're are taking this module independantly or as part of a course you can access your progress and continue the module via RCS e-learning.

Go to RCS e-Learning
Via PG Certification

If you're are taking this module as part of the PG certification you can view your progress and continue the module via the PG cert dashboard.

Go to My PG Cert

Suitability

You can take this module as part of the PGCert in Surgery, designed for FY1-2 & CT1-2.

You can also take this module as a standalone online course at any stage of your career.


To be eligible, candidates need to have successfully completed an undergraduate medical degree and have access to an Educational / Clinical Supervisor.

Learning outcomes

After completing this Preoperative Care module, you will be able to:

  • Assess and manage systemic co-morbidities:
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Respiratory disease
    • Endocrine disease including Diabetes Mellitus
  • Explain the concept of surgical risk
  • Describe the use of surgical scoring systems
  • Describe the principles and advantages of day case surgery

Format

This is an interactive online module within the innovative RCS eLearning platform. This format means you can study using any device, whenever and wherever it suits you.

You will also take part in work place based assessments (WPBA), giving you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in practice.

You will have access to this module for 6 months, which you can also extend.

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Associated courses

Receive PGCert credits for successfully completing selected courses. (The range of courses and dates are subject to availability).

 

Clinical Skills in Emergency Surgery (4 credits)

An emergency surgery sceneThis course is ideal for trainees who have completed their basic surgical training. It will expand your skillset, focusing on advanced surgical techniques and essential skills needed in emergency circumstances.

This course is suitable for: FY 1-2 and CT 1-2.

Find out more

You will be awarded 4 PGCert in Surgery credits upon successful completion of this course

BSS Basic Surgical Skills (2 credits)

Student surgeons receiving adviceFocusing on a range of essential surgical skills, BSS is viewed as a cornerstone course for all surgical trainees. It will enable you to develop sound surgical techniques that will support you during your career.

This course is suitable for: FY 1-2 and CT 1-2.

Find out more

You will be awarded 2 PGCert in Surgery credits upon successful completion of this course

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Our location

The education team is based in the main RCS building in London. To visit us, take one of the lifts opposite the Council Room to Floor 4. Our reception area will be directly in front of you.

Location

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

WC2A 3PE