This module is open to adult nurses working in Practice settings, where they are required to undertake cervical screening as part of their work. There is an expectation that subsequent to successful completion of the module you will be able to take a minimum of 20 samples a year.
It provides practitioners with the opportunity to develop the appropriate knowledge and practical skills to enable them to undertake cervical screening with confidence and competence and to closely examine the ethical and political issues, which underpin cervical screening.
This course requires 4.5 days attendance plus a visit to your local colposcopy clinic. The following topics will be covered:
Skills required for high quality sampling
Anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract
Pathologies associated with cervical screening
Risk factors including sexually transmitted infections, in particular (HPV) Health promotion and lifestyles
Care of women undergoing screening/compliance and non-compliance
Social implications of screening, political interventions and impact of bad publicity
Current research findings and application to the clinical context
Psychological factors associated with misdiagnosis or referral for further investigation
Auditing and managing a service
Undertaking an audit and compiling a report
All funded offers have been issued for the June 2018 intake. We are only considering new applications for the waiting list.