Certificate of Undergraduate Achievement in Treatment Room Skills

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Develop your knowledge and skills in general practice and treatment rooms. Cover consultation skills and history taking in a general practice context. Study a course accredited at the same level as an undergraduate degree course.

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This four-month module aims to equip those who work in general practice and treatment rooms and who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in this area. It covers consultation skills and history taking in a general practice context, as well as the fundamentals involved in treatment room nursing, such as health promotion and ECG venepuncture. You will be classroom based for the taught sessions and will work alongside a clinical lead in practice to further develop the knowledge and skills learned.

You will be classroom based for the taught sessions and will work alongside a clinical lead in practice to further develop the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom. The assessment for this module will reflect achievement at level 6.

Why us?

  • This course will take place in the Sciences Complex which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported with IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled

Course structure

This course is delivered by University of Sunderland Clinical Sciences lecturers and is taught over four full days over a four-month period at the University of Sunderland. Each day uses a variety of teaching and learning methods including interactive workshops and will focus on a specific topic that you can then consolidate in clinical practice. You will be assessed via a reflective portfolio developed with a mentor.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • History taking
  • Wound care
  • Emergencies and Primary
  • ECG venepuncture
  • 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.

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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. You should be working in a clinical setting where your work involves delivering Treatment Room services.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates: cape@sunderland.ac.uk

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £350.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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