Immunisation and Vaccination Training – Practice Nurse Full Programme

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Explore different types and compositions of vaccines. Cover the storage and handling of vaccines. Learn about national policy and schedules.

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This course is taught in our multi-million pound Sciences Complex, which features a brand new CPD suite for training health and pharmaceutical professionals, multi-disciplinary science labs and new facilities for proteomics, drug discovery, pharmacy, and health sciences. You can be assured of a quality experience in contemporary facilities.

Core areas of knowledge are required for nurses wishing to administer immunisation and vaccination.

Why us?

  • This course is aimed at registered health care professionals working in clinical areas.  This is a multi-professional course which is relevant for both primary and secondary care.
  • Provides knowledge and experience for Practice Nurses who are looking to develop within their career

Course structure

Sessions are delivered by University of Sunderland Clinical Sciences lecturers and are assessed at the end of day two through competency frameworks which are then signed off in clinical practice.

Topics covered include:

  • National policy and schedules
  • The immune system and how vaccines work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Different types and compositions of vaccines
  • Communication
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Documentation and recording
  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

    Library Services - general
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This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to be health care professionals. For this programme, only practice nurses are able to attend.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates:

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £190 or HEENE funding.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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