Recognising and managing unusual infections Short Course

Recognising and managing unusual infections Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day workshop


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Friday 12th May 2017 9am-4pm

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is appropriate for all qualified staff, working in both primary and secondary care e.g. GPs and practice nurses, accident and emergency staff and doctors and nurses from all clinical environments.

Course Content

Course Outline:

For a variety of reasons rarer infections may go unidentified in patients and as a result those presenting with them may be incorrectly managed. This has a number of consequences – people may become very sick or simply never properly recover, additional costs to the NHS and the potential spread of infections to others in some instances. The infections concerned may be contracted abroad or they could be less common conditions which pose a risk to specific occupational or leisure groups within the UK e.g. histoplasmosis. The purpose of this one day workshop is to increase healthcare staff’s awareness of these diseases, how to identify those at risk should they present with symptoms and to ensure they are referred for appropriate treatment.

Who should attend?

This workshop is appropriate for all qualified staff, working in both primary and secondary care e.g. GPs and practice nurses, accident and emergency staff and doctors and nurses from all clinical environments.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination 

Academic Expertise

Sue Anderson comes from an acute nursing background. Sue is the Module Leader for both the pre and post registration infection control modules at UCLan and is an active member of the IPS.

Elaine Hill is a Module Leader at UCLan and comes from a critical care nursing background. She holds a Diploma in Tropical Nursing and has worked in the UK and abroad.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Be aware of at-risk groups
  • Know the common presenting signs and symptoms of relevant infections
  • Be able to undertake basic screening and assessment
  • Know when and how to refer patients for specific treatment

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808

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