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 module 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 module can be taken as a stand-alone module, 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 health care professionals who wish to become sample takers.
MAR: Monday 20, 21, 27 and 29 March 2023
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 short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).