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Specialist Skills and Post-Registration Development

We have developed a range of courses, modules and study days on a variety of subjects which are led by qualified, experienced professionals. These aim to develop skills in particular areas relevant to current practice. The information below provides an overview of the subjects we cover. For further details and information regarding dates and attendance fees, please email us on shc-cpd@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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Clinical Skills

With the opening of the £1 million Clinical Skills Suite on our city centre campus, we are able to offer a range of multi/inter-professional education for practitioners in health and social care.

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Cervical Cytology Screening

Price: TBC for 201920 / NHS funding may be available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Leeds Beckett University
Date: February
Course Info
To develop appropriate knowledge and skills in order to confidently and competently undertake cervical screening as part of the national programme.
Suitable for:
Registered health professionals. Must submit in-house professional support form and audit of clinical environment prior to acceptance on the course.
Duration:
9 months
Academic Credit:
No

Performing 12-Lead Electrocardiography

Price: £100
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
Develop the skills to provide safe and competent 12-lead ECG recording.
Suitable for:
Any healthcare worker.
Duration:
Half day (9am – 1pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Vaccination & Immunisation for New Starters

Price: £150
Venue: Clinical Skills Suite, City Campus
Date: Various
Course Info
Learn to confidently, competently and effectively promote and administer vaccinations and immunisations.
Suitable for:
Registered nurses and healthcare support workers in primary care.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Vaccination & Immunisation Update

Price: £75
Venue: Leeds Beckett University
Date: Various
Course Info
An update to promote and administer vaccinations and immunisations.
Suitable for:
Registered nurses and healthcare support workers in primary care.
Duration:
Half day (3 hours)
Academic Credit:
No

Venepuncture

Price: £100
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
Suitable for any health or social care worker, clinical researcher or scientist required to obtain venous blood samples.
Suitable for:
Healthcare professionals, clinical researchers or scientists.
Duration:
Half day
Academic Credit:
No

Nursing and Allied Health

All of our modules are practice focused and offer flexibility in order to develop ‘bespoke’ degree courses for staff. Individual modules may be undertaken on a ‘stand-alone’ basis and funded places* may be available.

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Advanced Health Assessment

Price: Level 7 - £1000 / Subject to availability NHS funding may available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - September 2019
Course Info
This module aims to apply a problem solving approach to the promotion of health and wellbeing of patients/clients through developing advanced clinical examination skills of the human physiology. This will include the knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and communication/history-taking skills to model a consultation
Suitable for:
Experienced registered healthcare practitioners wishing to enhance their skills in health assessment
Duration:
16 weeks
Academic Credit:
20 credits

Assessment and Management of Complex Health Conditions

Price: Level 7 - £1000 / Subject to availability NHS funding may available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Date: Semester 2 - January 2020
Course Info
To provide Advanced Clinical Practice that acknowledges the complexity of healthcare through the recognition that managing conditions requires a multi-professional and risk managed approach. The client/patient will be a key source of information and act as an equal decision maker in the development of a treatment plan.
Suitable for:

Experienced registered healthcare practitioners wishing to enhance their skills of health assessment

Duration:
26 Weeks
Academic Credit:
20 credits

Infection Prevention and Control

Price: Level 6 - £1200 / Level 7 - £1000 / Subject to availability NHS funding may available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Date: Semester 2 - March 2020
Course Info

By the end of the module students will be able to:

  • Discuss the sources and transmission of infection, host susceptibility and antimicrobial agents in relation to control and prevention of infection.
  • Critically evaluate current infection control practice, considering the impact on patients, staff and carers/visitors.
  • Analyse the importance of leadership and change management in implementing evidence based practice in the prevention and control of infection.
  • Use electronic clinical knowledge databases to locate, access and critique current best evidence on infection control and prevention practice.

Suitable for:

These modules are designed for practitioners working with health and social care clients. For admission to the module you will be required to provide evidence of the successful completion of 120 credits (or equivalent) at the appropriate level in a relevant area / discipline.

You must have the support of your manager.

Duration:
3 months - including 3 day study block
Academic Credit:
20 credits

Recognition and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult Patient

Price: Level 6 - £1200 / Level 7 - £1000 / Subject to availability NHS funding may available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - October 2019 / Semester 2 - April 2020
Course Info

This module has been developed in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  The module will aim to increase the student’s knowledge and skills recognition and management of the acutely ill adult patient – with a particular focus on patient assessment, clinical skills, decision making and treatment planning, to prevent patient deterioration and improve outcome through early intervention.

Suitable for:
Practitioners working with health and social care clients (primarily from hospital/clinic based settings)
Duration:
4 months
Academic Credit:
20 credits

Transforming Professional Practice

Price: Level 6 - £1200 / L7 - £1000 / NHS funding may be available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - October 2019
Course Info
For practitioners working with health and social care clients this module introduces students to an advanced level of study in leadership and management from both theoretical and practice perspectives.  
Suitable for:
Practitioners working with health and social care clients. 
Duration:
3 months - including 3 day study block
Academic Credit:
20

Transfer of Pathways

Price: Level 7 - £1000 / Subject to availability NHS funding may available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - September 2019
Course Info
This CPD module will give individuals the unique understanding and appropriate skills to work and lead across the whole of the 0-19 service. This module also allows the individual to transfer their area of discipline in accordance with NMC Circular 26/2005.
Suitable for:
Due to the changing structure of the children’s 0-19 service nationally this module is suitable for and requires SCPHNs who are already registered as either a Health Visitor or School Nurse to gain additional specialist knowledge within the alternative pathway.
Duration:
1 year
Academic Credit:
20 credits

Non-Medical Prescribing (HCPC registration)

Price: TBC for 201920
Venue: City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - September / Semester 2 - January
Course Info

This programme informs, prepares and facilitates those health service provision practitioners, legally allowed to function in this key clinical area, to achieve the required professional standards (HCPC and NMC) for them to register as dual qualified Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribers.

To receive an application pack please email us using the link below or call 0113 812 7778

Suitable for:

Masters

Duration:
26 weeks
Academic Credit:
Yes

Legal and Ethical Practice in Health & Community Care

Price: TBC for 201920
Venue: City Campus
Date: Semester 2 - February
Course Info

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to critique and evaluate the ethical and legal theories, principles and concepts that underpin current health and social care practice.

Suitable for:

Double module at Degree or Masters level

Duration:
4 months, 2 hour sessions on Mondays
Academic Credit:
Yes

Non-Medical Prescribing (NMC registration)

Price: TBC for 201920
Venue: City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - September / Semester 2 - January
Course Info

Facilitates practitioners to achieve the required professional standards to allow them to register as Non-Medical Prescribers.

To receive an application pack please email us using the link below or call 0113 812 7778

Suitable for:

Double module at Degree or Masters level

Duration:
2 or 3 days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) over 26 weeks.
Academic Credit:
Yes

Professional Portfolio Development within the Context of Health & Community Care

Price: Level 6 - £1200 / Level 7 - £1000 / Subject to availability NHS funding may available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - October 2019 / Semester 2 - February 2020
Course Info

This module aims at enabling to students to review their learning needs, develop portfolio and profiling skills and gain credit for non -accredited learning (APL) if required.

 

Suitable for:

Practitioners working with health and social care clients.

Duration:
3 months part time
Academic Credit:
20 credits

Evidencing Professional Learning

Price: Level 6 - £1200 (20 credits) / £2400 (40 credits) / Level 7 - £1000 (20 credits) / £2000 (40 credits)
Venue: Leeds Beckett University, City Campus
Date: Semester 1 - October 2019 / Semester 2 - February 2020
Course Info

This module aims to allow students to develop autonomy in their professional and academic development in a specific area of practice identified by the student and/or their employer. Students are able to gain academic credit for work based learning through the development of a learning contract and academic supervision.

Suitable for:

Practitioners working with health and social care clients.

Duration:
4 months part-time.
Academic Credit:
20 or 40 credits

Support for Learning in Practice / Practice Assessor Preparation Programme

Price: £600 / NHS funding may be available for students meeting eligibility criteria
Venue: Distance Learning / Online module
Date: Regular scheduled sessions will be available from September 2019
Course Info

This module aims to develop the mentoring skills of health professionals who are supporting learners in a practice setting.

Suitable for:

Non-academic credit course, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the College of Occupational Therapists - Practice Placement Educator Scheme (APPLE)

Duration:
approx. 12 weeks
Academic Credit:
No

*NHS staff (or staff from the private/voluntary sector whose organisations either offer placements for student healthcare professionals or contribute to the delivery of NHS services within the Yorkshire and Humber region) may be eligible for HEE funded CPD places. Please contact our university if you are unsure about your eligibility.

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