UCC CPD courses

Evidenced Based Cervical Screening NU6158

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  • Title

    Evidenced Based Cervical Screening NU6158

  • Code

    NU6158

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    3rd January 2022 - August 2022

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €550 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Closed for applications due to capacity reached.

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.

  • Credits

    10

  • Start Date

    Semester II

Outline

This module aims to give health professionals the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice as competent and safe smeartakers.

Module Content:

  • Background to Cervical Screening.
  • Cervical Screening Programme and Register.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of female reproductive organs.
  • Natural history of cervical cancer.
  • Legal Issues.
  • Clinical Audit. 
  • Clinical skill and competence in undertaking cervical screening.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of the criteria for early detection of cervical cancer while understanding the reasoning behind cervical screening
  • Understand the anatomy, physiology and cytopathology of the cervix
  • Demonstrate competence in performing cervical smear tests
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce and document, with appropriate history, a quality laboratory sample and dispatch it appropriately
  • Interpret laboratory smear test results accurately and apply screening recommendations as appropriate to each situation
  • Describe treatment options available for women who return abnormal smears or who have cervical cancer
  • Maintain client comfort, safety and confidentiality
  • Initiate and develop effective communication skills to facilitate relationships with both clients and colleagues
  • Develop support and counselling skills in relation to client needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of The National Cervical Screening Programme.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): Other (200 hours; blended learning; on-line and face-to-face contact sessions (workshops/lecture), independent learning, peer on-line discussion & e-tivities, clinical visits).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Serena Fitzgerald, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Guest Lecturer(s) Cervical Check-National Cervical Screening Programme.

Orientation Semester II 3rd January 2022

Class dates for 2021/22

Class Date 

Venue 

January 3rd 2022   09.00-17.00 

ON-LINE 

January 10th 2022 09.00-17.00

Assignment Submission:

February 2022: Exact date to be confirmed

March 2022 to August 2022 Clinical Work

ON-LINE 

 

 

 

Practicalities

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1,500-word assignment (160 marks); E-tivites (40 marks). Submission of an audit of a minimum number of satisfactory smears for quality analysis (pass/fail). 

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 8 students are achieved. Students will be encouraged to take one or two modules per annum to a maximum of 15 credits.

Those who complete this module may be eligible to apply for exemptions from other programmes if similar or relevant to existing modules on other programmes, if taken within a five year time frame, if judged relevant and to a maximum of 15 credits.

Requirements

Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification, where appropriate.

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.

Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, taking certain modules will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €550. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2021/2022 now closed.  Closed for further applications due to capacity reached.

Applicants must also complete this additional form and forward to Cervical Check: Sampletakers Reg Form

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:

Application Form:    03 03 21 CPD Form

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

 

CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

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