Course Title:

Certificate in Cervical Screening for Healthcare Professionals Course

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme guidelines for new sample takers sets out the minimum content of training required. The certificate level course consists of 2 days of theory which is delivered at our training centre in Belfast. This course equips the applicant with the requisite knowledge and skills to carry out cervical cytology screening competently.

The course content includes: anatomy and physiology of female reproductive system; introduction to cervical screening - virology & cytology; The NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP); Human Papilloma Virus: role of the cervical screening advisers; practical aspects of taking cervical specimens for screening; building a therapeutic relationship; sexual health history taking; liquid based cytology; informed consent; local and national guidelines; anatomical and pathophysiological abnormalities and their management: management of abnormal smears.

Upon completion of this course delegates will be able to;

Apply knowledge, skills and critical understanding in demonstrating:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to commence on this short course:

Applicants are expected to name a supervisor for clinical practice that has trained in cervical cytology as part of their initial professional training or successfully completed a recognised training programme on cervical cytology screening. In addition, a supervisor should be a current cervical sampler (smear taker) and can demonstrate they have kept their knowledge and skills up to date.

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Date Event Title
13/09/2017Certificate in Cervical Screening for Healthcare Professionals CourseBook
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