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Introductory Immunisation Course for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This course is designed for Health Care Assistants or Assistant Practitioners who are interested and /or involved in immunisation processes.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

  • Introduction of vaccine preventable diseases
  • Basic principles of immunisations and how they work
  • Vaccine storage and cold chain procedures
  • Communicating with parents, children and colleagues
  • Assessment processes and consent
    Recommended immunisation schedules
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Legal and administration aspects
  • Knowledge to support nursing practice
  • Competencies
  • Information resources

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Healthcare Assistants / Assistant Practitioners’ with NVQ level experience

English requirements

English spoken

Assessment

Assessment

This 2 day course will combine structured and interactive teaching though lectures, group work and real life scenarios. To maximise the sessions some pre-course reading/familiarisation is recommended. Evidence of learning and certificate of attendance will be given to those who fully attend the 2 day course.

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