Certificate in Cervical Screening for Healthcare Professionals Course

Cost: 
£399.00
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme guidelines for new sample takers sets out the minimum content of training required. The certificate level course consists of 2 days of theory which is delivered at our training centre in Belfast.

The course content includes: anatomy and physiology of female reproductive system; introduction to cervical screening - virology & cytology; The NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP); Human Papilloma Virus: role of the cervical screening advisers; practical aspects of taking cervical specimens for screening; building a therapeutic relationship; sexual health history taking; liquid based cytology; informed consent; local and national guidelines; anatomical and pathophysiological abnormalities and their management: management of abnormal.

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to commence on this short course:

  •  Currently employed in general practice as a registered adult nurse.
  • Currently employed within secondary care in a colposcopy or CASH clinic.
  • Supported by employer and have access to completing 20 cervical samples.

Applicants are expected to name a supervisor for clinical practice that has trained in cervical cytology as part of their initial professional training or successfully completed a recognised training programme on cervical cytology screening. In addition, a supervisor should be a current cervical sampler (smear taker) and can demonstrate they have kept their knowledge and skills up to date.

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Dates
  • Sep
    13
    9:00am
Venue
Training Academy
10 Falcon Way
Boucher Road
Belfast
BT12 6SQ