CPD Pre-Operative Assessment

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates

To be confirmed

Course length

One year

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Faculty of Health:

0151 231 5829


Course aim

This programme is targeted at experienced clinical health professionals working in an environment where knowledge of pre-operative assessment is essential to practice.

Course content

During this Masters-level course, you will study the following themes:

  • the principles and practice of pre-operative assessment, including risk stratification and consent
  • competency/clinical examination
  • clinical decision making
  • legal and ethical issues
  • pharmacology
  • leadership and management
  • human factors

Teaching and learning

This module is delivered over an academic year and offers a virtual blended approach to learning. 

You will complete 6 days at LJMU:

  • a 3 day introductory block of formal education 
  • followed by a further 3 day block at the middle of the course

The module will be delivered in a variety of ways, including:

  • virtual interactive lectures
  • clinically directed virtual case studies 
  • blog group discussions

You will be expected to complete 6 study days at LJMU. This comprises a 3 day introductory block of formal education followed by a midway 3 day block.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this Pre-Operative Assessment course you must:

  • be a healthcare professional with at least 2 years clinical experience and or recent evidence of completing a course in advanced clinical skills
  • have a letter from your employer confirming support of your studies (if required)


You will be expected to complete 3 assessments:

  • a written assignment
  • a professional Portfolio
  • a clinical assessment form

CPD award

This module can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

Further information

Information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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