This course aims to provide you with the requisite knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the National Health Service [NHS] cervical screening programme, and the relevant skills and evidence base for your role as a cervical sampler.
The content of the course will provide you with an understanding of the rationale for cervical screening and general principles of screening in the United Kingdom.
There will be teaching on the skill of cervical sampling, including history-taking and infection control, as well as addressing the needs of women with special requirements
The course also identifies risk factors associated with cervical abnormalities and enables you to understand the natural history of cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer, whilst understanding the current and future developments related to cervical screening.
This course can be taken as a stand-alone course, for practitioners seeking to develop their skills in cervical screening or as part of a BSc Programme.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for registered nurses, registered midwives, registered physician associates and medical doctors who wish to become sample takers.
You'll have four teaching days on Monday to Thursday week commencing 15th March. These will all run between 09.30 and 17.00 and will be a blend of online and face to face learning.
March: Monday 15, 16,17 and 18 March 2021
Module Submission Date: 19 April 2021
A date will be provided when a visit to a Pathology Laboratory will be arranged for students.
The exam for the module will be 19 April 2021. The submission date for the skills schedule of 20 supervised smear samples will be in September 2021.
This course provides you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills required of cervical sample-takers.
Participants will be awarded 15 level 6 credits on successful completion of all assessments.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.