Breast and Cervical Screening
2023/24 Part-time Undergraduate Short course and CPD
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
School of Nursing
24 September 2023
The aim of this module is to provide the registered nurse with the requisite knowledge and skills to analyse the evidence to make informed decisions in their clinical practice to enhance and improve the quality of care for women undergoing cervical screening. On successful completion of the module the student will have gained a greater understanding and confidence in their engagement and application of cervical screening and related evidence based practices.
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According to Cancer Research (2020), there are approximately 3000 new cervical cancer cases in the UK every year, with nearly 9 cases diagnosed per day. In females in the UK, cervical cancer is the 14th most common cancer and between 2015-2017 there were 852 deaths. Incidence rates for cervical cancer have risen by 54% in females aged 25 to 29 (Cancer Research 2020). It is known that conventional approaches to inform women about cervical cancer screening programmes can fail to reach them or communicate key messages effectively. Registered nurses need to have the knowledge and skills to develop their practice within cervical screening programmes to improve communication, higher standard of care delivery and increase the uptake of cervical screening services.
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100% Coursework & Practical Assessment
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