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Overview

Summary

This level 6 module provides an opportunity to develop and enhance the knowledge base and practical and communication skills of healthcare professionals involved in breast and cervical cancer screening programmes.

Students will develop their assessment skills under the guidance of a mentor during this module.

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About

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in females (when non-melanoma skin cancer data is eliminated) and the incidence is rising. As with cervical cancer, survival is connected to staging. Conventional approaches to inform women about breast and cervical cancer screening programmes can fail to reach them or communicate key messages effectively. The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to develop their practice within breast and cervical screening programmes resulting in improved communication and a higher standard of care.

This module is available as a standalone module / credit bearing module.

Assessment

Written assignment [50%]

Practical skills assessment [50%]

Attendance

Module runs over an academic semester. All students are expected to attend all classes associated with the programme and be punctual and regular in attendance. Attendance will be monitored at the University and Employers are informed of all absences.

Module may also be available at Magee Campus if numbers permit.

Entry requirements

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements
  • Criteria for admission: Registered GP/MW/RN currently working in Public Health with access to (1) women requiring a cervical smear (2) Supervisor
  • English language requirements for international applicants. The minimum requirement is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

SELF FUNDED PLACES
Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

COMMISSIONED PLACES
Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland) via their HSC Trust should contact the Practice Education Team in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. The HSCT will manage your application. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£294.00

Fees information

Fees are correct at the time of publishing: www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/2017-18/

Contact

CONTACT MODULE CO-ORDINATOR:

Mrs Tracy Mullan

E: t.mullan@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 7167 5327

CONTACT FACULTY OFFICE:

E: facljn@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6098