Evidenced Based Cervical Screening
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€550 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
18th of October 2019
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork. Exact rooms to be confirmed.
See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates
This module aims to give health professionals the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice as competent and safe smeartakers.
- 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: 16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning.
Orientation date: Mon 6th Jan 2020 09.00-18.00
Class dates for 2019/20:
Tuesday 7th January 2020 09.00-18.00
21 February 2020
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.
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
To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:
Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork
OR via email at email@example.com
Forward this form along with the:
- Application fee,
- A passport sized photograph and
- Any other documentation requested on the form.