Cervical Screening Other PG Award

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.

Other PG Award Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

This module is open to all nurses (except those on Part 9 of the NMC Register) and midwives working in a clinical environment where they are required to undertake cervical screening as part of their work.

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