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Nursing and Allied Health Professionals


Specialist Skills and Post-Registration Development

We have developed a range of courses, modules and study days on a variety of subjects which are led by qualified, experienced professionals. These aim to develop skills in particular areas relevant to current practice. The information below provides an overview of the subjects we cover. For further details and information regarding dates and attendance fees, please email us on hss-cpd@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Our Courses

We promote flexibility on our Continuing Professional Development Scheme with many of our modules requiring minimal attendance at University. We welcome applications from practitioners who already have a number of existing credits and facilitate individualised courses to ensure practice requirements are met. All our modules are practice focused and offer flexibility in order to develop ‘bespoke’ degree courses for staff within your organisation; we would be happy to work with you to further develop provision. Individual modules may be undertaken on a ‘stand-alone’ basis to facilitate flexibility. Funded places* are available.

*NHS staff (or staff from the private/voluntary sector whose organisations either offer placements for student healthcare professionals or contribute to the delivery of NHS services within the Yorkshire and Humber region) are usually eligible for HEYH funded CPD places. Please contact our university if you are unsure about your eligibility.

Available Courses

Course

Level

Certificate and Certificate HE in a range of disciplines, developed specifically for Support Workers.

Support Work – Certificate and CertHE

Certificate Primary Care & Community Support Workers

Certificate Maternity Support Workers

Certificate Occupational Health Technicians.

Certificate Mental Health Studies.


BSc (Hons) Health & Community Care (top-up degree)

Develop knowledge and skills within health and social care practice to be able to respond appropriately to changing local, regional, and political drivers. It supports practitioners to respond to the changing context of practice and to work within complex health care environments.

Degree

MSc Health & Community Care

Enhance your knowledge of health care practice whilst developing a critical awareness and understanding of the complex issues at the forefront of your own specialist area.

Masters

MSc Advanced Practice

This client-centred and clinically focused course will help you develop the skills essential for an advanced role as a nurse practitioner, community matron or practitioner working in a walk-in centre or ‘out of hours’ service.

Masters

MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting

This course provides the opportunity to become a specialist community public health nurse on the third part of the nursing register.

Masters

MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing

This course provides the opportunity to become a specialist community public health nurse on the third part of the nursing register.

Masters

MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Occupational Health Nursing

This course provides the opportunity to become a specialist community public health nurse on the third part of the nursing register.

Masters

MSc Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing

Our Community Specialist Practitioner courses lead to a Specialist Practitioner status recorded with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

Masters

Degree/Masters

Support Work

Support workers play a crucial part in today's society. There's growing demand to work with a diverse range of clients, provide an increasing range of care, and positively contribute to the public's health and wellbeing. It's therefore important that you're equipped with the knowledge and experience to do just that.

Certificate of Higher Education

Support Work

Support workers play a crucial part in today's society. There's growing demand to work with a diverse range of clients, provide an increasing range of care, and positively contribute to the public's health and wellbeing. It's therefore important that you're equipped with the knowledge and experience to do just that.

Certificate

Primary Care & Community Support Workers

If you want to enhance your job skills while still working as a Primary Care and Community Support Worker, our part-time course will help you develop in your role and further contribute to the health and wellbeing of your clients.

Certificate

Maternity Support Workers

If you already work in maternity care, or are about to start work in this profession, we will help develop your skills in contributing to the health and wellbeing of mothers and their babies.

Certificate

Occupational Health Technicians

Designed for occupational health workers or those entering the industry, this course will help to develop the skills required to consistently improve the health and wellbeing of working populations.

Certificate

Available Modules

Module

Course/Module Attendance Details Suitable For

Active Pedagogy

The module will develop knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver diabetes self-management education and on-going self-management support for children with diabetes and their families.

Start date: September

Duration: 16 weeks

Masters

Advanced Health Assessment Core

This module enhances a professional existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. It specifically develops the professional’s ability to undertake advanced clinical examination skills of ‘core’ body systems in order to apply a problem solving approach to the promotion of health and wellbeing of the patient/client.

Start date: September
Duration: 4 months

Masters

Advanced Health Assessment Supplementary

After completing ‘Advanced health Assessment Core’, students have the opportunity to further their knowledge of assessing body systems such as the endocrine system, mental health and wellbeing, dermatology, gynaecology, urology and men’s health.

Start date: February
Duration: 3 months (plus Monday/Tuesday in practice for 3 months)

Masters

Advanced Leadership & Management

The module introduces students to an advanced level of study in leadership and management from both theoretical and practice perspectives. A critical evaluation of theories, models and styles of leadership and management will facilitate increased confidence and competence through critical reflection in practice.

Start date: February
Duration:12 weeks

Masters

Advanced Bobath

Aimed at Physiotherapists this advanced clinical practice improves kinetic chain alignment and stability for upper limb function

Start date: 24th July 2017

Duration: 4 days

Masters

Modules for Staff Working with Children

To prepare registered nurses to support and care for children in the emergency department.

Start date: Variable
Duration: 6 Months

Degree or Masters

Infection Prevention & Control

This module aims at exploring the principles of infection prevention and control, and the application of these principles in clinical practice - this is run in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is aimed at acute sector staff.

Start date: March
Duration: 3 days plus tutorials over a 3 month period

Single module at Degree or Masters level

Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing for Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Radiographers

This programme informs, prepares and facilitates those health service provision practitioners, legally allowed to function in this key clinical area, to achieve the required professional standards (HCPC and NMC) for them to register as dual qualified Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribers.

Start date: September and January
Duration: 26 weeks
Masters

Leadership & Management in Clinical Practice

This module considers the theory of leadership and management, the nature of organisational change and how leadership and management impact on this in different areas within the health sector.

Start date: February
Duration: 12 weeks

Degree

Legal and Ethical Practice in Health & Community Care

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to critique and evaluate the ethical and legal theories, principles and concepts that underpin current health and social care practice.

Start date: February (TBC)
Duration: 4 months, 2 hour sessions on Wednesdays

Single module at Degree or Masters level

Non-medical Prescribing

Facilitates practitioners to achieve the required professional standards to allow them to register as Non-Medical Prescribers.

Start date: September and January
Duration: 2 or 3 days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) over 26 weeks.
Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Double module at Degree or Masters level

Evidencing Professional Learning

This module aims to allow students to develop autonomy in their professional and academic development in a specific area of practice identified by the student and/or their employer. Students are able to gain academic credit for work based learning through the development of a learning contract and academic supervision.

Start date: September and January
Duration: 4 months part-time
Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Can be studied at Degree or Masters level as a single or double module.

Practice Teacher

This module aims to provide Community Specialist Practitioners, Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, GP educators and allied health professionals with the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to enable them to act as practice teachers to students studying undergraduate and post graduate programmes in their specialist area of practice.

Start date: September/October
Duration: 5 days plus tutorials
Time: 09:30 – 16:00

Masters

Professional Development in Advanced Practice

This module sets the context for Advanced roles and Advanced practice. Is provides the opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the Advancing Practice role and to examine the scope for innovative care developments in health care practice.

Start date: September

Masters

Professional Profile Development within the Context of Health & Community Care

This module aims at enabling to students to review their learning needs, develop portfolio and profiling skills and gain credit for non -accredited learning (APL) if required.

Start date: February and March
Duration: 4 months, 4 days plus tutorials

Single module at Diploma, Degree or Masters level plus APL

Recognition & Management of the Acutely Ill Patient

This inter-professional module aims to increase the student’s knowledge and skills in the recognition and management of the acutely ill patient – with a particular focus on patient assessment, clinical skills, decision making and treatment planning, to prevent patient deterioration and improve outcome through early intervention.

Start date: 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th September 2014

3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th March 2015

Duration: 4 days
Time: 08:30 - 17:00

Degree or Masters

Support for Learning in Practice and Support for Leaning in Practice Online

This module aims to develop the mentoring skills of health professionals who are supporting learners in a practice setting.

Start date: Various, please click on the links to the left. 
Duration: 4 days

Non academic credit course, approved by the NMC

Supporting Frail People at Home

The aim of this course is for Health and Social Care practitioners to feel that they have the knowledge, skills and attitude to work with the increasing complexity of people who they support in their own homes.  This course would be commissioned on a group basis for an organisation - please enquire.

Start date: Various start dates possible, to be agreed.
Duration: Six two-hour sessions taking place partly at your organisation and partly at Leeds Beckett University.
Health and Social Care practitioners at any level.

Surgical Voice Restoration 

Teaches clinical skills in the assessment of SVR speakers using digital tracheal level manometry and a validated tracheoesophageal voice rating scale (SToPS)

Date: 12 September 2016 

Duration: One day

 

Understanding & Evaluating Evidence

Advanced Practitioners are required to deliver evidenced based practice and therefore use this module to explore different sources of health information and critically evaluate research material from a range of study designs.

Start date: September and February
Duration: 4 months

Online module

Masters

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