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Foundations for Urology Care HEA4246

Overview

This module provides an in depth and comprehensive overview of caring for patients with urological conditions in a range of different working environments. It is run in Partnership between St Helens and Knowsley NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust and Edge Hill University and is delivered by front line clinicians who are experts in their field of urology.

Trimester 1 runs between September and December and Trimester 2 runs between January and April.

Module code: HEA4246
Level: 7
Credits: 40
Cost: £1400 September 2021 to April 2022

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

The module is ideal for both Registered Adult Nurses and qualified Physician Associates who are caring for urology patients in any area of practice in primary or secondary care.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The module aims to support and develop students to:
  • To improve knowledge and understanding of urological conditions to allow for highest standards of patient care.
  • Critically apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology to the urological patient.
  • To enhance decision-making skills when managing patients with urological conditions
  • Critically reflect on the development of advanced skills/capabilities to inform personal professional development.
  • How will I study?

    This module is delivered on a blended basis with the option to attend in person or virtually via the VLE. Face to face attendance is recommended for the first day of both Trimesters.

    What Will I Study?

    You will gain expertise in all major areas of urological care including:
    • Prostate assessment.
    • Haematuria.
    • Uro-oncology.
    • Functional urology.
    • Andrology.
    • Urological emergencies.
    • Renal stone disease.
    You will develop the ability to plan and implement basic interventions for a range of urological conditions, you will gain first-hand experience of interpreting a variety of clinical data, pathology results and diagnostic investigations. You will also examine palliative care, service development, ethics, resilience and autonomous practice, developing specialist skills. You will also develop skills including:
    • Critical reflection.
    • Clinical reasoning decision-making.
    • Legal/ethical implications of clinical decisions.

    How will I be assessed?

    The assessment for this module is in two parts: 1. 4500 written assignment. 2. 20 minute clinical presentation.

    On successful completion you will:

    The module will support you in developing more advanced knowledge and increased specialisation in your current role or in a general setting, ensuring you have the expertise to improve the care of patients with urological conditions. You will also be well placed to apply for specialist nursing positions in urological care, such as a urology-oncology clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner or advanced nurse practitioner in urology, urology nurse clinician, or stone specialist nurse.

    Study dates and venues

    Venue: Nightingale Education and Conference Centre, Whiston Hospital

    Starts: Thursday 29 September 2022

    Session times:

    Trimester 1

    • Thursday 29 September 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance
    • Thursday 6 October 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 13 October 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 10 October 2022 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 27 October 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 3 November 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, reading
    • Wednesday 9 November 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 17 November 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 14 November 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, online
    • Thursday 1 December 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 8 December 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 15 December 2022, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online

    Trimester 2
    • Thursday 9 February 2023, 9:30am-4:30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 16 February 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 23 February 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, reading
    • Thursday 2 March 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Monday 6 March 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 16 March 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 23 March 2023, 9.30-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 30 March 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, attendance, online
    • Thursday 6 April 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, reading
    • Thursday 13 April 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, reading
    • Thursday 20 April 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm, reading

    Venue: Education and Conference Centre, Whiston Hospital, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Further Information

    Please note that the September 2022 cohort is now full. All applications for September 2022 are now closed. If you have any other queries about studying with us, please complete the online enquiry form.For further information please contact: Eleri Phillips, Specialist Urology Nurse Email: [email protected] Phone: 07867201429 Veronica Vernon, Programme Leader Email: [email protected] Phone: 01695 657097 For any other queries, you can contact the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health on [email protected]

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