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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.

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Clinical Skills

With the opening of the £1 million Clinical Skills Suite on our city centre campus, we are able to offer an expanded range of multi/inter-professional education for practitioners in health and social care.

Nursing Staff

Advanced Health Assessment - Core

Price: £1,080
Venue: City Campus
Date: September to January
Course Info
To enhance existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and develop advanced clinical assessment skills of the 'core' body systems.
Suitable for:
Registered healthcare practitioners.
Duration:
Approx: 17 weeks. One day (per week) in University for a three week block, one day (per week) in clinical practice for a three week block
Academic Credit:
Yes

Advanced Health Assessment - Supplementary

Price: £1,080
Venue: City Campus
Date: February to May
Course Info
To enhance existing knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and develop advanced clinical assessment skills of the 'supplementary' body systems.
Suitable for:
Registered healthcare practitioners.
Duration:
Approx 16 weeks. One day university attendance (per week), one day in clinical practice (per week) followed by approx. 13 weeks in clinical practice.
Academic Credit:
Yes

An Introduction to Travel Health

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Rose Bowl 208
Date: Various
Course Info
Provide safe, effective, comprehensive health advice for the overseas traveller.
Suitable for:
Registered nurses/doctors.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus up to 12 weeks to complete assessments in practice.
Academic Credit:
No

Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis Management

Price: £100
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
Recognise when someone is in need of assistance and maintain oxygen circulation until professional help arrives.
Suitable for:
All health and social care workers and anyone wishing to gain lifesaving skills.
Duration:
Half day (three hours)
Academic Credit:
No

Cannulation & Intravenous Drug Administration

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
Provide safe, competent cannulation and intravenous drug administration.
Suitable for:
Healthcare professionals, clinical researchers or scientists.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Cervical Cytology Screening

Price: £1,080
Venue: Leeds Beckett University
Date: TBC – next intake 2017
Course Info
To develop appropriate knowledge and skills in order to confidently and competently undertake cervical screening as part of the national programme.
Suitable for:
Registered health professionals. Must submit in-house professional support form and audit of clinical environment prior to acceptance on the course.
Duration:
Four days (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
Yes

Cervical Sample Taker Update

Price: £100
Venue: To be confirmed
Date: September and November
Course Info
An update for existing cervical sample takers.
Suitable for:
Registered nurses and general practitioners.
Duration:
Half day (3 hours)
Academic Credit:
No

Ear Care

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
For any healthcare worker wishing to provide safe, competent and appropriate examination and management of patients with ear conditions, including irrigation and manual removal of wax.
Suitable for:
Any healthcare worker.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Ear Care Update

Price: £100
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: December, March and May
Course Info
To ensure ear care provided is current, evidence-based and safe.
Suitable for:
Any clinician experienced in undertaking ear care/ ear irrigation.
Duration:
Half day (3.5 hours)
Academic Credit:
No

History Taking & Consultation Skills

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
Suitable for healthcare assistants, nurses and health professionals who are required to take a thorough health history from a patient in a timely fashion, incorporating safety netting into the consultation.
Suitable for:
Healthcare assistants, nurses and allied healthcare professionals.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Performing 12-Lead Electrocardiography

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
Develop the skills to provide safe and competent 12-lead ECG recording.
Suitable for:
Any healthcare worker.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Recognising and Responding to the Acutely Sick Patient

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
To facilitate health care practitioners in enhancing their knowledge and skills with regard to being able to recognise, assess and respond to deterioration in the acutely ill adult.

Suitable for:
Any registered or unregistered practitioner working in any healthcare setting to enhance and develop their knowledge and skills with regard to being able to recognise, assess and respond to deterioration in the acutely ill adult.
Duration:
7.5 hours
Academic Credit:
No

Supporting People with Communication Difficulties

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: February
Course Info
For those who support people with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties.
Suitable for:
Any health or social care worker or carer.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
Yes

Taking and Recording Clinical Observations

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
For those who need to be able to perform a range of basic observations and measurements and determine required action.
Suitable for:
Any healthcare worker.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Vaccination & Immunisation for New Starters

Price: £150
Venue: Clinical Skills Suite, City Campus
Date: September, December and January
Course Info
Learn to confidently, competently and effectively promote and administer vaccinations and immunisations.
Suitable for:
Registered nurses and healthcare support workers in primary care.
Duration:
One day (9am – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No

Vaccination & Immunisation Update

Price: £100
Venue: Leeds Beckett University
Date: August and September
Course Info
An update to promote and administer vaccinations and immunisations.
Suitable for:
Registered nurses and healthcare support workers in primary care.
Duration:
Half day (3 hours)
Academic Credit:
No

Venepuncture

Price: £150
Venue: City Campus, Clinical Skills Suite
Date: Various
Course Info
Suitable for any health or social care worker, clinical researcher or scientist required to obtain venous blood samples.
Suitable for:
Healthcare professionals, clinical researchers or scientists.
Duration:
Half day (9am – 1pm OR 1pm – 4pm). Plus time for assessment
Academic Credit:
No