Study cover for Perioperative Practice (Top-up) (Hons) (Online)
B.Sc. Online

Perioperative Practice (Top-up) (Hons) (Online)

University of Derby

24 months
2520 GBP/year
2520 GBP/year
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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.

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5040 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    2520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5040 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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