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Short Courses & Professional Development

Nursing ,Midwifery & Paramedic Practice - Short Courses

With a selection of short courses in a variety of fields, you can build upon your specialist skills and knowledge to enhance your career.

Through theory and practical based application, our short courses will provide you with the opportunity integrate your previous knowledge with new skills and experiences, so that you can deliver a higher level of person-centred care within the fields of nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice.

Absence Management SCQF level 9; SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Absence Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 | ECTS points 7.5

This module will promote the provision of informed and supportive strategies for effective absence management in the workplace.

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Addiction and Substance Use in a Range of Contexts - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 or 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | 7.5 ECTS points

Addiction and Substance Use in a Range of Contexts

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 or 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | 7.5 ECTS points

This module will be beneficial for people working in a wide variety of disciplines and areas who are keen to broaden their understanding of engaging with people with substance use issues. The module encourages application of understanding to practice in order to improve experiences for people with substance use issues.

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Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing 15 SCQF credits level 11

Advanced Concepts of Improving Health and Wellbeing

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | 7.5 ECTS points

This module is for healthcare professionals in any setting who want to explore health, wellbeing, public health and health promotion from global, national and local perspectives and how it relates to your professional role and service delivery.

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Advanced Contemporary District Nursing SCQF 11

Advanced Contemporary Community Nursing

Short Course - SCQF Level 11

The aim of this module is to enable you to critically explore the theories, principles and concepts which underpin improving health and wellbeing. This module is part of the MSc Advancing Practice (District Nursing) route, but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.

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Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advanced Practice 15 Credits Level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advancing Practice

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

This course will prepare you to independently undertake a clinical history and examination and critically explore the impact of pathophysiological processes and their impact on patient care to aid clinical decision making.

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Contemporary Cancer Treatment

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 10

This module will give you the opportunity to explore contemporary cancer treatment specific to your area of practice. You will explore SACT, Radiotherapy, Surgery and Alternative Therapies with a particular focus on person centred and community centred care.

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Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing

Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for professionals who are looking to extend their knowledge and understanding of child and family development within the context of relationships and society.

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Contemporary Pain Management - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

Contemporary Pain Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

This module is suitable for healthcare professionals in any setting, if you are looking to extend your knowledge on pain management to benefit your clients.

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Digital Literacy in Health and Social Care

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

Develop and enhance your digital literacy skills within health and social care. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance within an ever changing twenty first century health and social care.

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Health Surveillance SCQF level 9 | SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Health Surveillance

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse, management professional, or have an interest in Occupational Health practice. This module will enable you to develop a knowledge and understanding of the key principles of health surveillance.

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Clinical Leadership 15 Credits Level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

Leadership for Advancing Practice

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

This course will enable you to understand the research process, identify evidence to inform practice and to critically explore the concept of clinical leadership in relation to the delivery of evidence based safe and effective person centred care. This module is part of the MSc Advancing Practice programme but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.

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Leadership in Health SCQF level 10 | SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Leadership in Health

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 10 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse, management professional, or have an interest in Occupational Health Management. This module will enable you to explore, analyse and appraise leadership theory and practice within the context of healthcare.

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Long Term Conditions Management 15 SCQF Credits | Level 9 or 15 SCQF Credits Level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

Long Term Conditions Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 or 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

This module provides a holistic theoretical knowledge base for the student to enable you to develop your role in participating in the management of individuals with long term conditions.

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Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace SCQF level 9 | SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse, management professional, or have an interest in Occupational Health Management. This module will enable you to promote the provision of informed and supportive strategies for mental wellbeing at work.

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Minor Illness Management 15 Credits Level 9 | 15 Credits Level 11

Minor Illness Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 |15 credits at SCQF level 11

This course will provide a stimulating learning environment for you if you are a suitably qualified healthcare professional seeking to advance your knowledge and skills. Within your own context, you will be challenged to demonstrate innovation in establishing and managing a minor illness clinic.

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Minor Injuries Management 15 Credits per SCQF level

Minor Injuries Management

Short Course - 15 credits per SCQF level

Within your own relevant context, you will be challenged to demonstrate innovation in establishing and managing a minor injuries clinic. You will be supported by experienced lecturers, and expert external practitioners for an optimal blend of theory and practice. On successful completion, credits can be used within the Professional Studies Framework to gain academic award.

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Occupational Health Management SCQF level 10 | SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Occupational Health Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 10 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse, management professional, or have an interest in Occupational Health practice. This module will enable you to develop the ability to understand and contribute to the strategic management of Occupational Health.

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Pathophysiology, Investigations & Immediate Management in Advanced Practice

Pathophysiology for Advancing Practice

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

This course will enable you to critically analyse pathological processes to disease management and the impact of investigations to form an immediate management plan within the remit of advanced practice. This module is part of the MSc Advancing Practice programme but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.

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Non-Medical Prescribing 30 Credits Level 9 or 30 Credits Level 11 | ECTS points 15

Prescribing for Healthcare Practitioners

Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 9 or 30 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 15

This course will prepare non-medical health professionals to prescribe within the legislation relevant to their profession. This course is aimed at experienced practitioners who wish to enhance their advanced practice by prescribing according to relevant professional standards.

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Principles of Occupational Health SCQF level 9 | SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Principles of Occupational Health

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse, management professional, or have an interest in Occupational Health practice. This module will enable you to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles and concepts relevant to occupational health.

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Professional Contexts in Advancing Practice - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | 7.5 ECTS points

Professional Contexts in Advancing Practice

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | 7.5 ECTS points

This module explores the professional strategic, cultural and organisational contexts involved with advancing professional practice. Within the areas of complexity and diversity in healthcare, students explore knowledge, evidence and policy agendas in their area of practice, encompassing regulatory, legal and credentialing requirements. Information technology and contemporary health communication.

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Evaluating Research and Evidence to Advance Practice 15 credits at SCQF Level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

Research and Evidence for Advancing Healthcare Practitioners

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

The aim of this module is to enable you to develop the ability to critically analyse research methods and critically review literature to inform an area of practice. This course is a practice programme, however it can also be undertaken as a standalone module.

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Return to Practice 30 credits at SCQF Level 9

Return to Practice

Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 9

This short course is designed to help nurses and midwives including those with Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) qualifications return to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. You will spend a period of time preparing to return to practice before embarking on a suitable clinical placement.

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Supporting and Protecting Children, Young People and Families

Supporting and Protecting Children, Young People and Families

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

This module is suitable for professionals who are looking to extend their knowledge and understanding in relation to supporting and protecting children, young people and families.

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Supporting Learning for Practice - 15 credits at SCQF level 11| ECTS points 7.5

Supporting Learning for Practice

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

The Supporting Learning for Practice module aims to encourage you to engage with the facilitation of learning in practice. The module will equip you to become a practice assessor under the new NMC guidelines.

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Therapeutic Investigation and Intervention - 15 credits at SCQF level 11| ECTS points 7.5

Therapeutic Investigation and Intervention

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

This course aims to develop practitioners knowledge of key clinical investigations including; Blood tests and analysis, Arterial Blood Gas analysis, ECG analysis and the fundamentals of X-Ray interpretation.

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Unplanned Care of Acutely Ill/Injured Children and Young People Level 9 15 credits | Level 11 15 credits

Unplanned Care of Acutely Ill/Injured Children and Young People

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 or 15 credits at SCQF level 11

This course will provide a stimulating learning opportunity for you if you are in the field of the unplanned care for acutely ill/injured child or young person and wish to advance your knowledge and skills and enhance the effectiveness of your work.

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Workplace Health Promotion SCQF level 9 | SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Workplace Health Promotion

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse, management professional, or have an interest in Occupational Health practice. This module will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of health promotion within the workplace.

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Workplace Risk Management SCQF level 9 | SCQF points 15 | ECT points 7.5

Workplace Risk Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 | ECTS points 7.5

This module is suitable for you if you are a registered nurse, management professional, or have an interest in Occupational Health Management. This module will enable you to develop a critical understanding of risk management in the workplace.

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