Small Animal Surgery Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) Consolidated Learning

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Apply new knowledge and skills in just four months with our new Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) consolidated learning programme

Our Surgery PgC consolidated learning programme allows you to gain access to the content of our two year Small Animal Surgery PgC programme usually spread over two years in just four months.

This programme will give you all of the lecture-based teaching and practical skills in a condensed period giving you the opportunity to take your new knowledge and skills back to practice even quicker. Working in conjunction with our partners – ESVPS and Harper Adams University we ensure the highest academic standards across all our PgC programmes.

This programme then follows the normal route of a PgC programme.

The Improve PgC programmes help you to transform your practice life:

  • Consolidated learning – gain access to tuition normally spread over two years in just four months
  • Achieve not only a PgC but also a GPCert
    • The PgC is a recognised higher education qualification which represents Master Level 7 and provides 60 transferable academic credits
    • On successful attainment of the GPCert(SAS) candidates will be awarded a personalised certificate and their name will be included in the ESVPS register of General Practitioner Certificate holders.
  • Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in dealing with more complex cases and accelerate diagnosis
  • Reduce the need for external referrals and increase your practice’s capabilities
  • Qualify towards attaining the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status

Additional Information Practical modules

You will spend time reviewing the surgical procedures by way of short lectures and where appropriate, video presentations. You will then practise surgical procedures in a wet-lab environment with demonstration and close support from the specialist speaker. You will spend the majority of the allotted time practising these procedures. All practical sessions take place at our state-of-the-art ractical facility in Sheffield.

Practical Learning Objectives:

At the end of the practical sessions, you should be able to:

  • Outline the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of the patient
  • Understand the principles of surgical planning
  • Apply principles of surgical planning to selected cases
  • Understand the possible surgical complications that may arise following each of the above procedures
  • Perform the listed procedures in a wet-lab environment
  • Demonstrate the listed procedures to a colleague or the specialist speaker
  • Evaluate their own surgical skills and recognise their limitations with respect to some of the above procedures
  • Recognise when to seek assistance from a colleague or referral institution


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