Educational Courses


CPOC does not support or endorse any of the listed education courses, CPOC is simply providing links to these resources.

Perioperative Medicine MSc

University College London

A new and innovative distance learning MSc in Perioperative Medicine that will involve reviewing and understanding the current literature, appraising the evidence and questioning current practices.

Find out more on the UCL Perioperative Medicine MSc here. 


Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Face-to-face tuition will be provided in cutting-edge aspects of patient care using an evidence based approach to provide knowledge of clinical practice which extends beyond the scope of the training programme and represents many of the most important areas of development for clinical anaesthesia.

Find out more on the Brighton and Sussex Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine MSc, PGDip, PGCert here. 

General Perioperative E-Learning

Perioperative Medicine in Action
Free online course 

Explore perioperative medicine, from what it is to why it matters and how you can improve care for the high-risk surgical patient.

In this RCoA-endorsed course, developed by anaesthetists at University College London (UCL) Hospitals, you’ll learn the key concepts you need to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs. The course runs several times per year through the FutureLearn platform.

Find out more and register for the course here. 

e-Learning for Healthcare
Over 150 e-learning programmes

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a HEE programme, working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies, to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce. The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point. They are designed and built to be engaging and interactive, using quality images, video, audio and animation to help users learn and retain knowledge. Content is presented using various templates such as ‘real-life’ scenarios, case studies and ‘knowledge bites’. 

Access the full suite of courses here. (Registration required)

Communicating potential harms and benefits: perioperative version
Free online course in SDM

Developed collaboratively between the AoMRC, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, and Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health Care, this course is designed for surgeons, anaesthetists and other perioperative specialists to help them develop skills to communicate effectively with patients about the potential harms and benefits of treatment options. The course accessible to all, consists of four parts and will take approximately 2 hours to complete. 

Access the course here.

Perioperative Nurse Training

Knowledge for Nurses

Knowledge 4 Nurses is a training company dedicated to nurses and AHPs of all grades. Its uniqueness is in the delivery and presentation of workshop-based study days that allow nurses to gain maximum knowledge that transfers easily into clinical practice.

Find out more here

Preoperative Association Courses

The Preoperative Association was launched in 2004 and provides support, information and education for anaesthetists, nurses and other health practitioners involved in preoperative assessment and preparation.

Preoperative Assessment Courses for Nurses 2022

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