At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
Short Course / CPD
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September 2016 - Tuesdays - Sept 13 (Induction Day) Oct 04, 18; Nov 08, 22; Dec 06; Jan 24, Feb 07, 21; Mar 14. 10am-4pm.,
Students must be working in a relevant cardiothoracic or cardiology clinical area.
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.
This is a module which has been developed for nurses and other health care staff who wish to enhance their understanding of acute cardiothoracic patient care. The module is patient focused and explores the underpinning evidence base for cardiothoracic physiological changes, the evaluation of acute cardiothoracic care provision and cardiothoracic patient experiences. This will include the following module content: cardiothoracic physiology, applied pharmacokinetics and dynamics. Wound healing / tissue viability. Pathophysiology will focus on; shock, sepsis, organ failure, apoptosis, neoplasms. Haemodynamic monitoring and drug / fluid administration. Nutrition, post-operative management, pain management, understanding cardiac pacing, chest drain and tracheostomy management.
Students study this module on its own for continuing professional development purposes, or for the award of either the Advanced Certificate Acute and On-Going care (Cardiothoracic) or BSc (Hons) Professional Practice.
The module is taught on the Preston Campus with 9 study days spread over semester 1 and 2.
A 2000 word critical review of a therapeutic intervention used for patients with a cardiothoracic disorder demonstrating an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology and pharmacology.
A 30 minute Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which assess the practical skills and management of the acute cardiothoracic patient.
Full assignment guidelines will be made available on commencement of the module.
The module aims to explore, question and challenge the student’s knowledge and understanding of research, policies, practice guidelines and other evidence underpinning their cardiothoracic practice.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
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