Cervical Screening (H) 2017-18This course also available for 2016-17 entryThis course also available for 2018-19 entry
About the course
This specialist skills and post registration development short course provides the opportunity for registered adult nurses to develop knowledge and skills in cervical screening based upon the guidance of the National Health Cervical Screening Programme.
It offers you an opportunity to:
• Gain the skills and knowledge required to take cervical samples.
• Enhance your knowledge of the pathophysiology involved in cervical cytology.
• Consider the factors affecting the uptake of the screening programme.
1 year, part-time
30 Honours level credits
• Be a qualified nurse currently registered to practice in the UK.
• Have access to an in-house support health professional who meets the criteria set out by the Quality Assurance Reference Centre • Be able to take samples under the supervision of the in-house support in an environment that meets the criteria set out by the Quality Assurance Reference Centre.
• Have access to women who are undergoing cervical screening.Please note: UCAS points are based on the new UCAS tariff, introduced for courses starting in 2017/18.
We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.
We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.
We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.
Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.
When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
This short course will assist you to meet the specialist skills and post-registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.
Professional links and accreditations
This specialist skills and post registration development short course reflects the guidelines for safe cervical sampling practice provided by the National Health Cervical Screening Programme, the Quality Assurance Reference Centre and the Royal College of Nursing.
Teaching and assessment
You will be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, field work and external visits.Your studies will be supported by the University's virtual learning environment.
Assessment will include a written assignment, submission of work books and completion of a practice assessment document.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.
Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.
Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of the teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*
∗permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.
How much will it cost me?
Please contact the Student Finance Office for more information about 2017/18 fees and finance.
You may be eligible for funding from Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. Detailed guidance on such funding arrangements is available in their funding guide. For further information please contact the SSPRD Admissions Team.
The University of Huddersfield operates an attendance monitoring system. Further details can be found in the Attendance Monitoring Policy.
How to apply
We hope you're interested in what you've seen. If you would like to apply to join us, please complete the part-time online application form and refer to the guidance notes provided.
Please note, the closing date is the 30 June 2017.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.
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