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Advanced Communication (Level 7)

 

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Leadership, Innovation and Service Improvement, Nursing, Medicine

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£810

Module Outline

It is widely acknowledged that effective communication skills are central to the delivery of high quality health and social care and a decisive factor in determining patient satisfaction, concordance, resilience and recovery.


This module aims to explore and describe the theoretical background and frameworks underpinning this essential area of practice, whilst at the same time providing students with an opportunity to evaluate and develop their own communication skills further. Utilising a number of different teaching methods such as role play, video examples, case studies and discussion this module will enable students to consider in-depth some of the common communication challenges found in the work environment whilst at the same time developing strategies to manage these.


This module underpins the four pillars of advanced practice: management and leadership, education, research and advanced clinical practice. It reinforces the core principle that advanced practice is a level of practice rather than a particular role.

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to: Study and critique the components of professional communication by examining in depth both the research evidence and the students own experience in order to identify the range of skills and strategies necessary for effective practice.

On successful completion of the module students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate differing concepts and frameworks underpinning interpersonal and intrapersonal communication
- Critically appraise and discuss the evidence base describing the key skills associated with effective communication in health and social care
- Demonstrate expertise in structuring a professional interview optimising engagement and time available
- Discuss the importance and impact of cue based interviewing which focuses on the needs of the individual, taking into account both disease and illness perspectives
- Demonstrate a Systematic approach to giving complex information to patients and carers congruent to differing levels of health literacy
- Critically evaluate methods to assist individuals in making informed choices using a shared decision making approach
- Critically reflect and analyse own and others’ communication skills
- Demonstrate an evidenced based approach to giving constructive feedback to colleagues with regard to their communication style and impact on care

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Study Dates

19 April, 3, 4 and 17 May, 7 June 2018

Course Director

Sandra Winterburn s.winterburn@uea.ac.uk

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Foundations in End of Life Care (Level 7)

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Health and Social Care

Start Date

January 2018

Service Priority

Long Term Conditions, Palliative & End of Life Care

Duration

6 Days

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£810

This module has been constructed to provide those delivering services, with the opportunity to explore this important and sometimes challenging area of practice, in a supportive environment that enables reflection on practice and development of knowledge and skills in end of life care. The modules creates strong links between the students area of practice and topics covered in the module

What Will I learn?

The module is structured around 6 full days teaching, personal study and reflection on work.

The learning objectives of this module are to:

  1. Develop your skills as a practitioner in End of Life care

  2. Explore ways of working with service users andfamilies to provide the best care and experience

  3. Develop further confidence in theory and evidence which can be embedded into your own practice

  4. Facilitate an effective culture of care to improve patient care and enhance the patient experience

  5. Realise your creativity and draw upon all the experiences/ideas/networks you have been exploring whilst undertaking the module

  6. Have the opportunity to engage in discussion, debate and reflection with your peers to develop your thoughts, plans and practice

How will I learn?

Face to face learning, workshops and seminars

Study Dates

23 and 30 January, 6, 20 and 27 February and 6 March 2018

Course Directors

Kate Parkin  K.Parkin@uea.ac.uk and Emma Harris E.Harris3@uea.ac.uk

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Foundations in End of Life Care (Level 6)

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Health and Social Care

Start Date

January 2018

Service Priority

Long Term Conditions, Palliative & End of Life Care

Duration

6 Days

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

£810

This module has been constructed to provide those delivering services, with the opportunity to explore this important and sometimes challenging area of practice, in a supportive environment that enables reflection on practice and development of knowledge and skills in end of life care. The modules creates strong links between the students area of practice and topics covered in the module

What Will I learn?

The module is structured around 6 full days teaching, personal study and reflection on work.

The learning objectives of this module are to:

  1. Develop your skills as a practitioner in End of Life care

  2. Explore ways of working with service users andfamilies to provide the best care and experience

  3. Develop confidence in theory and evidence which can be embedded intoyour own practice

  4. Facilitate an effective culture of care to improve patient care and enhance the patient experience

  5. Realise your creativity and draw upon all the experiences/ideas/networks you have been exploring whilst undertaking the module

  6. Have the opportunity to engage in discussion, debate and reflection with your peers to develop your thoughts, plans and practice

How will I learn?

Face to face learning, workshops and seminars

Study Dates

23 and 30 January, 6, 20 and 27 February and 6 March 2018

Course Directors

Kate Parkin  K.Parkin@uea.ac.uk or Emma Harris E.Harris3@uea.ac.uk

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Working with and Supporting Quality of Life for People Living with Heart Conditions

 

Date:

Wednesday 31 January 2018, 9am - 4:30pm

Location:

Edith Cavell Building, UEA

Event Category:

Long-term conditions, Palliative and End of Life Care, Nursing

Duration

1 day

Cost

£125

Course Description

This course is aimed at Band 5 nurses working in any area where they might meet people living with heart related conditions, within the community or the acute setting. It is intended to increase participants’ knowledge of cardiac conditions and help them to develop their confidence in supporting individuals living with heart conditions, helping patients and their families to understand and monitor their cardiac health thereby empowering them to live well with these conditions.

What will I learn?

Learning Objectives

  • Review the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Explain key cardiac conditions likely to affect the adult population of the UK
  • Describe the fundamental elements of a normal ECG, and explore how an ECG can be used to identify common conditions such as myocardial infarction (MI), atrial fibrillation, etc.
  • Discuss common interventions carried out within the cardiac catheter laboratory and during surgery, including the impact this may have on individuals
  • Explain the main medications currently used to manage acute coronary syndrome (ACS), angina, heart failure, and other common cardiac conditions
  • Identify risk factors for cardiac conditions and discuss how patients can be supported to reduce their risk factors, and live well with cardiac conditions
  • Discuss how the MDT team can be involved to support patients with heart conditions

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Stroke Care: Awareness and Best Practice

 

Date:

Friday 26 January 2018, 9am - 4:45pm

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Stroke, Aquired Brain Injury and Neuro, Health and Social Care

Duration

1 day

Cost

£125

Credits

Unaccredited short course

Course Description

This course is based around the 10 Top Tips: Stroke Care from Norfolk Community Health & Care and Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support:- Nutrition, Positioning, Stiffness, Communication, Equipment, Toileting, Mood, Pain and Feeling, Seeing and Thinking and Activities.

Is this course for me?

This short course is suitable for residential and domiciliary care staff and non-registered healthcare professionals.

What will I learn?

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain what a stroke is and how it might affect individuals.
  • Identify their responsibilities in working with people who have had a stroke.
  • Identify best practice in working with people who have experienced a stroke.    
  • Carry out individualised care which encompasses the key areas included within the 10 Top Tips guidance.
  • Equip colleagues to work within the 10 Top Tips guidance using the resource folder provided.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Charmaine Chandler charmaine.chandler@uea.ac.uk

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Child and Young Person Mental Health

 

Date:

Thursday 4 January 2018 - Thursday 8 March 2018

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Duration

6 days

Cost

£810

Level

7

Credits

20

Module Description

This module provides the underpinning knowledge of the aetiology, presentation and assessment, treatment options and prognosis of the most common child and young person’s mental health disorders. It is aimed at practitioners / potential practitioners working or aspiring to work at an advanced level with children / young persons. The approach is service user / family centric throughout.

Is this course for me?

This is a standalone module with no pre-requisites other than an interest in Child and Young Person’s Mental Health, and the ability to study at this level.

What will I learn?

To provide professionals with knowledge of:
1. The aetiology and presentation of common mental health conditions as applied to children and young people;
2. Influences of early life on mental health, especially psychological trauma and attachment;
3. Use of a systematic and holistic approach towards the biopsychosocial assessment of mental illness in children and young people.
4. Treatment options and expected prognosis of the most common child and young person’s mental health disorders;
5. The essential legal framework pertaining to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health conditions.

By the end of this module you will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the aetiology and presentation of common mental health conditions as applied to children and young people;
2. Critically discuss influences of early life on mental health, especially psychological trauma and attachment;
3. Critically apply a systematic and holistic approach towards the biopsychosocial assessment of mental illness in children and young people;
4. Use an advanced level of clinical judgement and decision making to evaluate the treatment options and expected prognosis of the most common child and young person’s mental health disorders;
5. Critically discuss the essential legal framework pertaining to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health conditions.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Dates

4, 11, 18 January

8, 22 February

8 March 2018

Course Director

Charles Miller-Fik C.Miller-Fik@uea.ac.uk

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Using Evidence to Lead and Advance Practice (Level 6)

 

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Advanced Practice

Duration

6 days

Cost

£810

Level

6

Credits

20

Module Description

This module will introduce the concepts and skills of evidence-based practice. In doing so, it will explore and critically analyze core theories, policies and models that support and underpin evidence-based practice. Students will be facilitated to turn clinical and leadership queries into advanced practice focused questions, from which they can search the evidence. Students will be supported to identify effective strategies for identifying and communicating the need for change associated with national and international quality standards and findings from research. They will also be introduced to a range of quantitative and qualitative research data collection and data analysis methods that can be used to measure the impact of change in terms of quality improvement and transformation at the point of care within their area and scope of advanced practice.

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to:

  • develop the skills necessary to perform detailed evidence-based practice
  • develop an understanding of the necessary research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) to locate and appraise research relevant to the student's profession
  • understand the role of evidence-based practice in enhanced decision-making
  • understand how evidence-based practice underpins innovation and improvement
  • understand how the use of evidence can lead innovation, transformation and quality improvement

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • critically discuss and examine the concept of evidence-based practice
  • identify and analyze the relative strengths and limitations of different types of evidence
  • have the skills to formulate a problem into an answerable format
  • undertake a review of the literature and appraise and evaluate research evidence
  • critically evaluate different research methods and apply a working knowledge of the associated data collection and analysis approaches used
  • critically discuss the skills required to implement evidence in practice
  • apply reflection as an aspect of evidence-based practice

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Dr Paul Linsley p.linsley@uea.ac.uk

Dr Morag Farquhar M.Farquhar@uea.ac.uk

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Using Evidence to Lead and Advance Practice (Level 7)

 

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Advanced Practice

Duration

6 days

Cost

810

Level

7

Credits

20

Module Description

This module will introduce the concepts and skills of evidence-based practice. In doing so, it will explore and critically analyze core theories, policies and models that support and underpin evidence-based practice. Students will be facilitated to turn clinical and leadership queries into advanced practice focused questions, from which they can search the evidence. Students will be supported to identify effective strategies for identifying and communicating the need for change associated with national and international quality standards and findings from research. They will also be introduced to a range of quantitative and qualitative research data collection and data analysis methods that can be used to measure the impact of change in terms of quality improvement and transformation at the point of care within their area and scope of advanced practice.

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to:

  • develop the skills necessary to perform detailed evidence-based practice
  • develop an understanding of the necessary research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) to locate and appraise research relevant to the student's profession
  • understand the role of evidence-based practice in enhanced decision-making
  • understand how evidence-based practice underpins innovation and improvement
  • understand how the use of evidence can lead innovation, transformation and quality improvement

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • critically discuss, interpret and examine the concept of evidence-based practice
  • identify, interpret and analyze the relative strengths and limitations of different types of evidence
  • apply skills of research to formulate a problem into an answerable format
  • undertake a review of the literature, interpret, appraise and evaluate research evidence
  • critically evaluate different research methods and apply a working knowledge of the associated data collection, interpretation and analysis to approaches used
  • synthesise a critical discussion of the skills required to implement evidence in practice
  • apply and analyse reflections as an aspect of evidence-based practice

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Dr Paul Linsley p.linsley@uea.ac.uk

Dr Morag Farquhar M.Farquhar@uea.ac.uk

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Normal and Abnormal Behaviour in Cheldren and Young People: Common Health Problems

 

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Duration

Half day

Cost

£65.00

Credits

Unaccredited short course

Course Description

This half day course considers the presentation of common mental health conditions as applied to children and young people. It is aimed at any healthcare professional with an interest and little training in this area, as well as teachers and mental health support staff working in education.

What will I learn?

By the end of the half-day you will be able to:

1. State five common mental health conditions as listed in DSM-5, as applicable to children and young people;

2. Explain typical presentation characteristics of the above five common mental health conditions as listed in DSM-5, as applicable to children and young people;

3. Differentiate what might be a normal Vs abnormal presentation in children and young people;

4. Recognise the importance of referral and early intervention to specialist services.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Charles Miller-Fik C.Miller-Fik@uea.ac.uk

 

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Mentor Preparation Programme - (Unaccredited) Norwich

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Midwifery, Ambulance Service, Operating Department

Dates

November, December 2017 January, February, May 2018

Service Priority

Mentorship & Clinical Education

Duration

3 Days and 4 Days for Midwifery Students

Cost

£300

Course Description

This module takes place over a 12 week period and is designed for those Registered Nurses and Midwives who, having graduated at degree level, do not wish to follow degree studies but are required to undertake an approved Mentorship Programme. Assessment is undertaken in practice by a qualified mentor and the portfolio is submitted to check the evidence is appropriate to meet the NMC requirements (NMC Standards to Support learning and assessment in practice 2008).
Students attend for an initial two days of learning to guide them in their studies and 0.5 day at the end. There is an expectation to use Blackboard for 2.5 days of study whilst undertaking the module.
It is essential whilst undertaking this module that the mentor preparation student supports a pre registration student in conjunction with a qualified mentor.

How will I learn?

Face to Face Learning

Study Dates

Cohort 1 - 7,14,30 November 2017

Cohort 2 - 17,24,29 November 2017

Cohort 3 - 12,13 December 2017 and 18th January 2018

Cohort 4 - 5,6,27 February 2018

Cohort 5 - 8,9,22 May 2018

Midwifery Session - 22 May 2018

*Please be advised that the course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Steve Wilkinson S.Wilkinson@uea.ac.uk

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End of Life Care in Dementia

 

Date:

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 9:30am - 4pm

Location:

University of East Anglia

Event Category:

Dementia and Complexity in Later Life

Duration

1 Day

Cost

£125

Credits

Unaccredited short course

Course Description

Participants in this masterclass will gain an understanding of approaches to managing physical, psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of wellbeing at the end of life, including an exploration of Advance Care Planning, working with families and carers, anticipatory grief and bereavement.

What will I learn?

Students participating in this masterclass can expect to be able to:

  • discuss individualised care, taking into account psycho-social, physical and spiritual needs
  • reflect on how social relationships and communication may be affected in advanced dementia
  • identify symptoms associated with end of life, including recognising and managing pain in people with dementia
  • explain the need to find meaning in the life and death of the person with dementia
  • explore ways of supporting the family and friends of people living with dementia
  • identify ethical issues around end of life care

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Sarah Housden s.housden@uea.ac.uk

 

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Evidence-Based Treatments for People Living with Dementia

 

Date:

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 9:30am - 4pm

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Dementia and Complexity in Later Life

Duration

1 Day

Cost

£125

Credits

Unaccredited short course

Course Description

Participants in this masterclass will gain an understanding of contemporary approaches to managing the symptoms of dementia, through both medical and psycho-social interventions. They will also explore the evidence for a range of strategies for preventing dementia.

What will I learn?

Students participating in this masterclass can expect to be able to:

  • Identify and be aware of how to implement psychosocial treatments for dementia - in particular Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.
  • Explore the evidence base for medications and possible treatments of the future.
  • Evaluate a range of potential approaches to preventing dementia and reducing the impact of existing conditions.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Sarah Housden s.housden@uea.ac.uk

 

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The Person with Dementia in Context: Ageing Bodies and the Environment

 

Date:

Tuesday 6 March 2018, 9:30am - 4pm

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Dementia and Complexity in Later Life

Duration

1 Day

Cost

£125

Credits

Unaccredited short course

Course Description

Participants in this masterclass will gain an understanding of what it is like to experience dementia whilst living in an ageing body, including an exploration of possible comorbidities, diagnostic overshadowing and the management of pain in dementia. They will also explore ways of creating dementia-friendly environments – in hospital and community settings – in order to enhance quality of life.

What will I learn?

Students participating in this masterclass can expect to be able to:

  • Identify key features of ageing that may impact on a person living with dementia, including possible comorbidities, diagnostic overshadowing
  • Identify ways of assessing and managing pain in the person living with dementia;
  • Work towards creating facilitative physical and sensory environments for people living with dementia – in hospital and community settings

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

 

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Patient Safety Human Factors

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Health and Social Care

Start Date

To be confirmed

Cost

To be confirmed

Course Description

Human Factors looks at how human error can often be a major factor in many significant errors in healthcare. Delegates will be analysing well documented events from healthcare and other industries such as aviation in an attempt to see how systems processes can fail if human factors are not considered.

What will I learn?

•  How developing an understanding in Human Factors and Ergonomics can help to improve patient safety.
•  Learning from error. How open are we as healthcare professionals at admitting our mistakes?
•  What processes are involved when an incident/near miss form is completed. Who is involved and at what stage?
•  How can we improve the care we give by the lessons we have learned and how do we make meaningful change in practice?
•  What role Root Cause Analysis plays in improving patient safety and do we always get to the root cause?

Course Director

Anthony Jermy

 


Return to Practice Level 6

 

Location:

UEA, Norwich and King's Lynn

Event Category:

Acute, Critical, Emergency and Urgent care, Maternity, Newborn and Children’s Health, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Stroke, Aquired Brain Injury and Neuro, Nursing

Start Date

March 2018, September 2018

Duration

Variable

Level

6

Credits

20

Cost

The course fees and a bursary may be paid dependent on your geographical location and other factors.

Application Closing Date

March Cohort- 23rd December September Cohort- 31st May

Course Description

The programme is designed to fully prepare you for your return to Adult, Mental Health, Learning Disability,Children's Nursing and new for 2018 General Practice Nursing. This course will help guide you through the re-registration process with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
This programme aims to re-awaken your established nursing skills and give you the confidence and tools to develop your nursing experience and adapt to recent changes in practice.  

Is this course for me?

This Return to Practice (Nursing) programme welcomes applications from qualified nurses whose registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has lapsed. Please note that UEA does not currently offer a Return to Practice course for Midwives or an adaptation course for overseas nurses.

Entry Requirements

Student should hold a nursing qualification and have previously registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Evidence of ability to study at chosen academic level.

Meet the NMC requirements in relation to good health and good character.

What will I learn?

• To meet the NMC Learning Outcomes for Return to Practice programmes (NMC 2011) and where relevant, the EU Directive for General Care Nursing (Directive 2005/36/EC) by updating existing knowledge and acquiring new knowledge and skills.
• To prepare students to be fit for purpose and to practice competently as a Registered Nurse and manage their own practice and that of others in accordance with NMC 'The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives' (effective from 31 March 2015).
• To enable students to fulfil their role effectively and contribute to intra-professional decision-making and provide collaborative care for patients.
• To promote and develop an autonomous learner with a range of transferable skills and the skills of reflection.
• In collaboration with the student, identify and plan personal and professional development needs and to develop as a lifelong learner.

How will I learn?

Face to Face, Online Learning and Student-led learning strategies.  Students will need to complete:-
•  An average of 15 hours clinical practice per week. (Minimum 7.5 hours, maximum 24 hours)
• 1 study day (7.5 hours) per week based at UEA campus or via online learning.
• Personal study supported by one of the module lecturers or your mentor in clinical practice

Study Dates

5th March 2018 - Date to be confirmed for September 2018 Cohort.

Course Director

Christine Nightingale C.Nightingale@uea.ac.uk

Useful Information

Module length varies according to the time spent away from NMC registration and/or nursing practice.  It will take account of individual student circumstances and will be discussed and agreed with the applicant at the time of interview.   
To give you an idea of the module length, Health Education East of England recommends the following minimum study period(s) in order to re-register with the NMC:-
Time Spent away from Clinical Practice Minimum Recommended Practice hours*
3 - 7 years 150 hours (20 x 7.5 hour days)
8 - 10 years 200 hours (27 x 7.5 hour days)
10 - 15 years 275 hours (37 x 7.5 hour days)
15 years or more 375 hours (50 x 7.5 hour days)
* Source:  Health Education East of England.  

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Application must first be made in the first instance through the sponsoring organisation Trust:

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

James Paget University Hospital

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust

Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Positive Risk-Taking and Legal Aspects of Care

 

Date:

Tuesday 6 February 2018, 9:30am - 4pm

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Dementia and Complexity in Later Life

Duration

1 Day

Cost

£125

Credits

Unaccredited short course

Course Description

Participants in this masterclass will gain a comprehensive and critical overview of legal aspects of dementia care and approaches to positive risk taking in dementia care.

What will I learn?

Students participating in this masterclass can expect to be able to:

  • Identify the application of the The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards relevant to their area of practice;
  • Apply the principles of safeguarding for adults living with dementia;
  • Gain confidence in applying approaches to positive risk taking in dementia care.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Sarah Housden s.housden@uea.ac.uk

 

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Introduction to Person-Centred Dementia Care

 

Date:

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 9:30am - 4pm

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Dementia and Complexity in Later Life

Cost

£125

Duration

1 day

Credits

Unaccredited Short Course

Course Description

This masterclass will provide an overview of the signs, symptoms, pathophysiology and experience of dementia alongside learning activities aimed at advancing participants' understanding and implementation of person-centred Dementia Care.

What will I learn?

Participants can expect to:

  • Identify the main types of dementia and their causes;
  • Advance their understanding of what it might be like to live with dementia;
  • Evaluate approaches to person-centred dementia care;
  • Develop new ideas for working effectively with people living with dementia.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Director

Sarah Housden s.housden@uea.ac.uk

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Working with Behaviours that Communicate in Dementia Care

 

Date:

Tuesday 20 February 2018, 9:30am - 4pm

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Dementia and Complexity in Later Life

Duration

1 Day

Cost

£125

Credits

Unaccredited short course

Course Description

Participants in this masterclass will gain an understanding of how to communicate effectively with people living with dementia and ways of working effectively to meet people’s needs whilst reducing episodes of distress. 

What will I learn?

Students participating in this masterclass can expect to be able to:

  • Identify causes of communication difficulties in different types of dementia
  • Apply strategies for overcoming barriers to effective communication
  • Evaluate a range of approaches to managing and reducing distress in dementia
  • Develop their understanding of distressed behaviour as a form of communication

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Leader

Sarah Housden s.housden@uea.ac.uk

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Advanced Communication Skills Training

 

Date:

Monday 20 November 2017 - Tuesday 21 November 2017

Location:

Queens Building, University of East Anglia

Event Category:

Nursing, Medicine, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals

Service Priority

Leadership, Innovation & Service Improvement

Duration

2 Days

Cost

£350

This is a two day course which has been developed by a group of leading communication researchers and trainers in association with the Department of Health, and is aimed at senior healthcare professionals wishing to enhance their clinical communication skills, offering the equivalent of 15 hours of CPD points.

What will I learn?

  • Breaking bad news
  • Managing anger and stress
  • Advanced care planning and end of life conversations including DNACPR
  • Improving communication with colleagues

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates

3 & 4 October 2017

Course Director

Sandra Winterburn s.winterburn@uea.ac.uk

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Minor Illness (Level 7)

 

Date:

Tuesday 9 January 2018 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Acute, Critical, Emergency and Urgent care, Nursing, Health and Social Care

Total Student Effort Hours

200

Level

7

Credits

20

Cost

£810

Course Description

The aim of the module is to enable health care practitioners to develop a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with minor health problems and to prepare healthcare practitioners to provide evidence-based care in primary care, urgent care and first contact settings.

This module will enable students to develop a range of skills that reflect an individualised, empowering and holistic approach to patient health assessment, care management and treatment in a more advanced and autonomous clinical role.. Demonstrate evidence based practice in the care of a patient with a minor health problem, providing anticipatory guidance and educating patients in self care.

Is this course for me?

This module is for Healthcare professionals who should be working within a relevant clinical area such as A/E, WIC, Primary Care, Community, Urgent Care settings.The module will provide 20 credits towards the Advanced Professional Practice Clinical Pathway. Healthcare professionals can also access it as a standalone module.

What will I learn?

The learning objectives of this module are to:
1. The module will focus on specific assessment, interventions, patient management, health advice and health promotion of adults and children presenting with minor illness

By the end of this module you will be able to:
1. Critically discuss and evaluate a structured approach to an assessment of a patient with a minor health problem.
2. Utilise evidence-based practice in the assessment and management of a patient with a minor health condition.
3. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise information in order to problem solve and effectively manage patients with a minor health condition.
4. Critically explore the limits and opportunities of the autonomous practitioner role and legal and professional issues relating to autonomous practice within minor health problems.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Study Dates

9, 23 January 2018

6, 20 February 2018

6, 20 March 2018

Course Director

Karen Blair

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