• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Study online for this specialist Perioperative Practice (Top-up) (Hons) (Online) degree from University of Derby, which uses realistic online simulations and 'virtual patients' to help you learn. It’s accredited by the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) and is for anyone working in a perioperative practice setting.
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The UK's first online Perioperative Practice BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree to be endorsed by the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), this course can help you to develop the skills and expertise needed to transform your practice as a health care professional working in a perioperative setting.

Operating departments require transferable skills sets, as the need to work across other areas such as emergency departments, intensive care units, obstetric units and in the ambulance service has increased.


During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, projects and assessments. Each of these are designed to contribute towards an enhancement of your employability, and you are able to use these to build a portfolio of work which could be demonstrated to any future employer. 

Through studying this course you will gain valuable industry knowledge that you can apply directly into your role in health and social care. Completion of this course will also give you the level 6 qualification needed to operate within a perioperative setting. 

This Perioperative Practice (Top-up) (Hons) (Online) degree from University of Derby  is ideal if you are looking for career progression, to enhance management and leadership skills and to enable yourself to demonstrate a critical, evidence-based approach to perioperative practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Care of the Surgical Patient
  • Developing Competence and Capability
  • Integrating Practices
  • Managing the Acutely Ill Patient
  • Preparing for Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • Research and Evidence in Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • have a Diploma of Higher Education, City and Guilds 752, NVQ level 3 or Cert HE in Operating Department Practice or equivalent
  • have been working in a perioperative setting for a minimum of one year, which will be evidenced through an employer reference and supporting statement
  • possess current and unrestricted registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council or an international equivalent
  • if English is not your first language, an IELTS of 7.0 (or equivalent) in all areas is required
  • if you are an international student, normally your qualification will need to be mapped to the UK equivalent course to ensure that you are entering the programme with at least 120 academic credits at level 5

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4890 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4890 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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