This course aims to facilitate you in taking a lead in your clinical area in the provision of this major aspect of preventative health, within the NHS cervical screening programme. The course addresses both the relevant skills and evidence base for your role as a cervical sample taker.
The content of the course examines the principles of the NHS cervical screening programme and principles of screening in the UK.
Course content includes:
- risk factors associated with cervical abnormalities
- the natural history of cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer
- current and future developments related to cervical screening.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for registered nurses, midwives, physician associates and medical practitioners wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in smear sample taking.
This course consists of four teaching days, Monday to Thursday in the week commencing 15th March. These will be a blend of online and face to face learning and will run between 09.30 and 17.00.
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 can be taken as a stand-alone course for nurses and other practitioners seeking to develop their skills in smear sample taking, and as part of a postgraduate diploma or MSc programme.
This course is worth 15 credits.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.