Pre Operative Assessment

Pre-Operative Assessment

Level 7, 20 Credits

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 length

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

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £840.

Course structure

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.

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

You will be expected to complete 3 assessments:

  • a written assignment
  • a professional Portfolio
  • a clinical assessment form
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)
CPD award

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

Study dates

Dates for the coming year will be available shortly.

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form.

Further information

Further details are available in our CPD brochure for healthcare professionals.

Module leader : Rosie McCarthy
T: 01512314493

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

T: 0151 231 5829

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