Accreditation

External Accreditation modules

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Sue Ryder Palliative Care Concepts and Practice

Module provider

Sue Ryder

About the module

The UWL Sue Ryder Palliative Care Concepts and Practice module runs twice a year and is delivered by Sue Ryder practice educators and palliative care clinical specialists in each of the hospices in turn. Learn more about the Sue Ryder Palliative Care Concepts and Practice.

Academic credits

20 general credits at level 6

Contact

Jo Kerridge
email: joanna.kerridge@suerydercare.org
call: 01491 641 384


Sue Ryder Delivering Compassionate Care

Module provider

Sue Ryder

About the module

The Sue Ryder Delivering Compassionate Care Module aims to develop the leadership and management skills of healthcare assistants and support workers, alongside their clinical skills. Delivered in line with the Chief Nursing Officer’s ‘6 C’s of Nursing’ initiative, the module is designed to equip those working at Bands 2-4 with the knowledge and skills to translate the ‘6 C’s’ into practice. Learn more about the Sue Ryder Delivering Compassionate Care module.

Academic credits

20 general credits at level 4

Contact

Dr Caroline Belchamber
Email: caroline.belchamber@sueryder.org
Tel No: 07870 158815


Advanced Practice in Minor Illness

Module provider

Faculty of Work Based Learning, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

About the module

This popular course has been designed for registered practitioners to develop autonomous skills in the advanced assessment, treatment and management of patients with a variety of acute and chronic illness. The course is a work based learning module which aids consolidation of skills and safe decision making within clinical practice using evidence based medicine.

The course is aimed at registered practitioners, nurses and paramedics working within Urgent Care Centres, GP surgeries, Ambulance Services, Emergency Departments and any area where advanced autonomous practitioners are practicing or being developed.

Key module content includes:

  • Core system examinations such as respiratory, cardiac and abdominal examination
  • Alternative care pathways
  • Optional competencies depending on specialism
  • Advanced decision making and history taking
  • Professional Standards and Accountability
Academic credits

40 general credits at level M


Advanced Practice in Minor Injury

Module provider

Faculty of Work Based Learning, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

About the module

This innovative course has been designed for registered practitioners to develop autonomous skills in the advanced assessment, treatment and management of patients with a variety of minor injuries. The course is a work based learning module which aids consolidation of skills and safe decision making within clinical practice using evidence based medicine.

The course is aimed at registered practitioners, nurses and paramedics working within Urgent Care Centres, Ambulance Services and Emergency Departments.
We are able to offer clinical placements as part of this module within minor injuries departments across Oxfordshire.
Key module content includes:

  • Core system examinations such as musculo-skeletal systems, neurological, ENT, and chest examination.
  • Alternative care pathways
  • Wound closure and advanced acute wound management.
  • Advanced decision making and history taking.
  • X-ray interpretation and IRMER.
Academic credits

40 general credits at level M


Advanced Competence in Community Physical Assessment

Module provider

Faculty of Work Based Learning, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

About the module

This short course aims to develop your competence through work-based learning; you will cover the core systems, structured examinations, assessment and management of acute deteriorating patient cannulation and venepuncture.

We use a mix of clinical placements within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, we also teach at our clinical skills lab in central Oxford for the training of the staff on practical and physical skills such as wound care, catheterisation, NG tube care and insertion, cannulation. We also use our main education suite at Unipart House in Oxford.

Supporting students in learning is the key to achieving producing quality practitioners at the end of course. We have two Clinical Practice Educators who deliver the course content but we also use the other CPE’s from our faculty to ensure a broad range of experience and knowledge.

Academic credits

20 general credits at level M


Excellent Manager Programme

Module provider

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

About the module

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust established their Excellent Manager Programme in 2014 and have successfully trained over 500 of their managers over two years.

It is aimed at aligning standards and quality of management skills and practice across the Trust whilst shifting the culture of the organisation and increasing staff engagement and motivation. The programme consists of six face to face training days plus guided academic reading and research. Participants are required to complete a number of activities whilst on the course that directly relate to their workplace. The focus of the programme is on improving and developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for managing individuals, a team and service effectively.

Academic credits

20 general credits at Level 7


Crisis Resolution Skills / Advanced Crisis Resolution Skills

Module provider

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

About the module

This is a new and exciting course designed specifically for crisis workers in mental health services. All of the learning (study and workplace) takes place in trust sites across Berkshire. The module addresses national concerns around crisis intervention, multi-agency working, poor record keeping, and poor patient experience.  The content will enable practitioners to focus upon the following important areas to improve practice and the patient experience:

  • Models - suicide, trauma and attachment.
  • Historical and current perspectives on the concept of personality disorder
  • Current government policy, literature and guidance and its impact on mental health care
  • Crisis intervention
  • Service user/carer involvement
  • Team dynamics
  • Risk assessment, case formulation and care planning - service user, carer/family/friend, referrer, manager, team, psychiatrist, perspectives
  • Care Quality Commission Essential Standards and regulatory framework

This is a twelve week blended-learning course covering all aspects of the assessment, planning and interventions used with people in crisis who present to crisis resolution and home treatment teams. The blended learning approach will be delivered through a range of strategies including face-to-face teaching, live simulation, role-play, small group work, individual and group supervision, online activities, reflective workbook and work based practice.  This approach aims to provide learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of adult learners in developing their theoretical perspective and its application to practice.

Entry requirements

We invite healthcare practitioners with a mental health qualification to apply for this course. Applications will be accepted from practitioners in current practice, working with clients who may present in crisis. In particular, this course is aimed at practitioners working in crisis services.

Academic credits

20 general credits at Level 6 / Level 7

How to apply

Pease contact Tina Lucas by email at tina.lucas@berkshire.nhs.uk for further information.


Clinical Leadership Programme

This course is jointly provided by Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

About the module

The module will consist of eight face-to-face study days plus a half day for the presentation at the end and implementation of a quality improvement project in practice. The overall aim of the programme is to enable individuals to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required to be effective clinical leaders within their organisation.

Programme content

Themes for each of the study days: 

  • Concept of leadership
  • Clinical leadership
  • Leadership and effective teamwork
  • Human and social aspects of care, team dynamics and collaborative working
  • Leading change in the workplace
  • Motivation and presentation skills
  • Partnership with patients
  • Quality improvement in health care and me as leader

Assessment consists of a formative and summative presentation on the quality improvement project that has been implemented in practice over the term of the module and a written commentary.

Entry requirements
  • Current registration with an appropriate and relevant professional body i.e. First Level Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional.
  • Support from line manager to undertake the module.
  • Those wishing to study at level 7 must provide evidence of a first degree.
  • Satisfactory completion of a 500 word reflection submitted with the application.
  • A commitment to attend all eight days of the course.
Academic credits

20 general credits at Level 6 / Level 7

How to apply

Please contact Carol Thatcher (carol.thatcher@royalberkshire.nhs.uk) or Iris Mitchell (iris.mitchell@berkshire.nhs.uk). The course runs twice a year starting in September and April and is based in the Trust Education Centre at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.


Principles of Palliative Care

Module provider

St Luke's Hospice (Harrow and Brent)

About the module

This module consists of seven single study days over 18 weeks.  The aim of the course is to increase knowledge of end of life care through a holistic and multi-professional approach.  Study days will explore many aspects of palliative care including:

  • philosophy and principles
  • assessment and symptom management
  • communication issues and skills
  • loss, grief and bereavement
  • legal and ethical issues

Assessment consists of a formative presentation to peers and a 3,000 word summative case study.

Entry requirements
  • Current registration with an appropriate and relevant professional body, e.g. 1st Level Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional.
  • Written evidence of a degree, diploma or single level 5 module. Alternatively, evidence of previous earning will be considered and discussion with module leaders is welcomed.
  • Be in clinical practice for a minimum of 30 hours  per fortnight during the 18 week module
  • The care area must have sufficient adult patients requiring palliative care to enable you to meet the learning outcomes.
  • Support from line manager to undertake the module.
Academic credits

20 general credits at level 6

How to apply

The course will run 13 January 2017 - 19 May 2017 at St Luke’s Hospice, Kenton Grange, Harrow, HA3 0YG. To request an application form or further details please contact Sarah Bayliss on sbayliss@stlukes-hospice.org or call 020 8382 8003. For more information visit the St Luke's Education website.


Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis

Module provider

London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Asia (Malaysia and Singapore)

About the module

The course is an introduction to the safe and ethical use of clinical hypnosis and it is the first step for many people wishing to become clinical hypnotherapists or to incorporate these skills into their existing professions. Clinical conditions studied include:

  • Ethical Practice
  • Contra-indications & safe practice
  • Proficiency to induct, manage and terminate hypnosis session
  • Communication skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Language patterns, rapport & empathy, Locus of control, QoL issues, Only for self-hypnosis

Techniques studied:

  • Practical skills in Self-hypnosis
  • Relaxation
  • Communication Skills
Entry requirements

The LCCH operates a system of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) and therefore the course is open to those with a genuine interest in clinical hypnosis. Suitability may be assessed where students will be required to attend an interview with a college officer prior to acceptance. At this interview, the candidate is required demonstrate interest, enthusiasm and life experience appropriate to the objectives of the course. In addition, candidates must furnish the college with two references.

Academic credits

20 general credits at level 4


Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Module provider

London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Asia (Malaysia and Singapore)

About the module

This is a practical course, every technique will be demonstrated and you will have the opportunity to practice on non-clinical conditions which includes, anxiety disorders, insomnia, smoking cessation, and weight management. You will also learn about pain management, depression, working with negative mind-set, panic attacks and phobias, childhood anxieties and using hypnosis to assist with pregnancy and fertility issues. Clinical conditions studied include:

  • Ethical Considerations
  • Safe practice
  • Psychological studies
  • Patient management
  • Counselling skills (Advanced)
  • Phobias, anxiety disorders and psychosomatic diseases, NCD, general pain management
  • Dealing with clients in non-hospital settings

You will study hypnotherapy techniques including behavioural psychological approaches, psychodynamic approaches and counselling skills.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a pass at Certificate level. Students should present their Certificate and a 500 word summary of their reason for progressing onto professional study in clinical hypnotherapy. Students with other clinical hypnosis qualifications or experience should present their qualifications to the Director of study. The LCCH operates a system of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) and prior learning and experience will be assessed on a case by case basis. The decision of the Director of Studies is final.

Academic credits

60 general credits at level 5


Advanced Practitioners Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Module provider

London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Asia (Malaysia and Singapore)

About the module

You will learn the most advanced and sophisticated techniques in clinical hypnotherapy including how to integrate psychotherapeutic techniques in order to produce powerful interventions for more complex psychological and emotional issues.. You will also learn about pain management, depression, working with negative mind-set, panic attacks and phobias, childhood anxieties and using hypnosis to assist with pregnancy and fertility issues. Clinical conditions studied include:

  • Past unresolved trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Disassociative disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Dealing with patients and clients in both hospital and general settings.

Techniques covered include use of EMDR, ego-state therapy and solution-focused therapy.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a pass at Diploma level. Students should present their Certificate and make an appointment to discuss their reason for progressing onto the Practitioner Diploma with the Module Leader or the Course Leader. 

Academic credits

30 general credits at level 6


Specialist Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Module provider

London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Asia (Malaysia and Singapore)

About the module

Clinical conditions studied include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy integrated with the Advanced skills of clinical hypnotheraphy. Therapists are able to work with patients for whom clinical hypnotherapy alone is contra-indicated and to integrate mainstream psychological approaches with clinical hypnotherapy.

Techniques include CBT & REBT integrated with clinical hypnotherapy.

Academic credits

30 general credits at level 6


Specialist Ophthalmic Nursing with biomedical component

Module provider

St John Eye Hospital Group, Sir Stephen Miller School of Nursing Jerusalem

About the module

The module is designed to give students a comprehensive learning opportunity in all aspects of ophthalmic nursing; through the exploration of biomedical sciences and nursing issues applied to ophthalmology. From this experience, students will be well equipped to provide evidence-based and cost effective specialist ophthalmic patient care both in the hospital and community settings. 

About the provider

First established in 1882, in Jerusalem, St. John Eye Hospital Group is the only charitable, and single largest provider of quality ophthalmic services in the occupied Palestinian territory. It has been providing expert eye care and quality community services to the local community for the past 133 years, preserving sight and positively impacting their socioeconomic status.
 
Our services include hospitals in East Jerusalem, Hebron (southern West Bank) and Gaza in addition to a clinic in Anabta, Northern West-Bank. Our Mobile Outreach Programme serves remote areas of the West Bank. In 2015 we treated over 123,000 patients and performed over 5,000 sight-saving operations.

This ophthalmic nursing course has no precedent in the Middle East. The nine-month SONC was first launched in 1998 and graduated 130 specialist ophthalmic nurses, to date. The course provides students with a challenging opportunity to study nursing within the specialty of ophthalmology and obtain academic level 5 credits (General).

Additional information

During the course, students are entitled to a stipend, free accommodation and board at the hospital, as well as educational material. 


Community Ophthalmic Health

Module provider

St John Eye Hospital Group, Sir Stephen Miller School of Nursing Jerusalem

About the module

The module aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills to assess community ophthalmic needs, plan, implement and evaluate ophthalmic care in the community. Throughout this module students will have the opportunity to express their creative and innovative skills in the preparation and delivery of health teaching in the community. The module aims also to increase students' awareness of epidemiological, demographical, environmental, socio-cultural and religious factors which might influence ocular health in the community.   

About the provider

First established in 1882, in Jerusalem, St. John Eye Hospital Group is the only charitable, and single largest provider of quality ophthalmic services in the occupied Palestinian territory. It has been providing expert eye care and quality community services to the local community for the past 133 years, preserving sight and positively impacting their socioeconomic status.
 
Our services include hospitals in East Jerusalem, Hebron (southern West Bank) and Gaza in addition to a clinic in Anabta, Northern West-Bank. Our Mobile Outreach Programme serves remote areas of the West Bank. In 2015 we treated over 123,000 patients and performed over 5,000 sight-saving operations.

This ophthalmic nursing course has no precedent in the Middle East. The nine-month SONC was first launched in 1998 and graduated 130 specialist ophthalmic nurses, to date. The course provides students with a challenging opportunity to study nursing within the specialty of ophthalmology and obtain academic level 5 credits (General).

Additional information

During the course, students are entitled to a stipend, free accommodation and board at the hospital, as well as educational material.