Nursing and Health Sciences Short Courses

Bridie Jones

Facilitating Learning, Teaching, Assessment and Mentorship in the Context of Practice
The aim of this 40-credit module is to enable the student to build on and develop their knowledge and skills to support learning, teaching and mentorship of students and other practitioners within the context of practice. 

Independent Prescribing
This 40-credit Level 7 module aims to prepare students, both academically and practically, for the role of independent prescribing. 

Current Issues in Dementia Practice
This 40-credit Level 6 module will enable students to develop and extend their existing knowledge about contemporary issues in the care and support of people living with dementia.

Supporting the Person with Dementia in a Care Setting
This 20-credit module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to support the person with dementia and their carers within a care setting, particularly to manage practical issues in relation to dementia care. 

Introduction to ECG
This non-assessed two-day course will prepare you to produce a technically accurate 12 lead ECG and recognise common and life-threatening ECG abnormalities.

The Management of Minor Illness and Injuries
This 40-credit module aims to enable nurses to develop their knowledge and skills necessary to assess patients with a range of undifferentiated problems, making a diagnosis and managing nursing care and treatment/s or undertaking appropriate referrals.

Diabetes Care
The aim of this 20-credit module is to improve students’ knowledge of issues relating to diabetes care and to help them understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the care of people with diabetes.

Clinical Assessment and Diagnostics
The aim of this 40-credit module is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to utilise in-depth, systematic and comprehensive approaches to clinical examination, patient assessment and diagnosis.

Paediatric Symptom Management within Palliative Care
This 10-credit Level 7 module, offered online / via distance learning, explores critical issues arising from contemporary paediatric palliative care, especially in relation to symptom management. 

Fundamentals of Community Practice
The aim of this 30-credit module is to prepare community practitioners, who do not have a specialist practitioner qualification in community health studies, to work safely, effectively and efficiently in a community setting with individual patients, clients, families, colleagues and members of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams. 

Principles of Wound Management
The aim of this 40-credit Level 6 module is to inform and update health professionals on wound care theory and practice.

Practice Teacher Preparation Course
This 40-credit Level 6 programme will enable the student to develop the knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of a Practice Teacher and achieve the outcomes of Stage 3 of the Standards to support learning and assessment in practice (NMC 2008) and register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Practice Teacher.

Teaching Assessing and Mentorship in Clinical Practice

The aim of the module is to enable the student to build on and develop their knowledge and skills to support learning, teaching and mentorship of students and other practitioners within the context of practice. This module will confirm current mentor status.

Free to lead, free to care: empowering clinical leaders
This module will enable the student to critically analyse key factors underpinning empowerment and its role in the management of people, resources and performance. This module can be taken as a stand-alone module but is also within the MSc Professional Practice.

Developing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills in Clinical Practice
To enable participants to reflect on the therapeutic use of Cognitive Behavioural skills and develop an ability to utilize such skills in their professional practice

Inter-professional Approaches to Substance/Alcohol Misuse
The aim of this 40-credit module is to promote knowledge and skills related to substance misuse to inform and develop practice.  This module has been developed to improve the quality of professional practice in working with and caring for people who use substances. 

Challenges in the Care of the Older Person with Mental Health Problems
This will enable participants to have knowledge of the theories, concepts, and empirical research findings which inform care for the older person with mental health problems.    

Working with Clients with a Personality Disorder
This 40-credit module will discuss/debate relevant policy initiatives currently being utilised within Mental Health Care.

Advanced Skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
This 40-credit module will explore the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of cognitive behavioural therapy for a range of mental health disorders.