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Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Short courses aimed at developing expertise and improving patient care to help you fulfil your potential and boost your career prospects.

As a student on one of our short courses led by the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, you’ll be taught by leaders in the field. Everything you learn will be up to speed with the latest changes in practice and help you effectively approach the spectrum of challenges you face every day.

Flexible learning that fits in with you

Fitting in education can be a challenge when working as a healthcare practitioner. But we’ve designed courses that offer the flexibility you need to study around your commitments and slot learning into your current lifestyle.Our work-based learning option gives you the chance to achieve an academic qualification, without putting your career on hold. You’ll learn from your experiences in the field and sharpen skills vital to your role.

Continuous learning, lifelong development

Taking a short course at King’s can be just the beginning of your professional and academic development.Our short courses are individual modules, which make up core and optional components of our degree and diploma courses. When you pass a module, you will receive academic credit, which is a way of quantifying and recognising learning whenever and wherever it is achieved.The amount of credit you receive will vary based on the length of the module. If you decide after taking one of our modules that you want to study a degree or diploma course, then you could use the credit you’ve achieved to count towards your overall credits for your chosen degree or diploma course. This is known as recognition of prior learning (RPL). You can find out more about how it works for degree or diploma courses in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care on our webpages.

Interested in studying one of our degree or diploma courses?

Take a look at the undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer.

Acutely Ill Adult and High Dependency Nursing Level 6 6KNIA327

Start date

07 January 2021

The aim of this module is for nurses to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to holistically assess and implement the evidenced-based care required to meet the specific needs of the acutely ill and high dependent patient.

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Price: £2640

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Adolescent Healthcare: Meeting the Challenge Level 6 6KNIE610

Start date

12 January 2021

This course covers the health and medical problems that are specific to adolescents and young people. As well as what methods of prevention, treatment and management are significantly different for adolescents and young people, rather than for children or adults.

Assessed Module course

Price: £1320

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Advanced Assessment in Enhancing Palliative Care Practice Level 7 7KNIM726

Start date

08 February 2021

This course aims to facilitate the personal and professional development of palliative care nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) engaged in advancing their clinical practice and palliative care service delivery.

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Price: £2640

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Advanced Assessment Skills for Non-Medical Practitioners Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

This module is designed to enable experienced practitioners to acquire additional systematic and structured history taking assessment and physical examination skills, in order to integrate advanced assessment findings into clinical decision making.

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Price: £2640

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Advanced Assessment Skills for Non-Medical Practitioners Level 7

Start date

01 May 2021

Duration:

6 week course – 1 day per week over 6 weeks

This module will enable experienced healthcare practitioners to acquire additional assessment and physical examination skills, in order to integrate advanced assessment findings into clinical decision making.

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Price: £2640

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Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

3 study days spread over 6 weeks

This course provides an opportunity for those working in an advanced level of practice to integrate, synthesise and demonstrate the application of knowledge around an area of specialism through clinical case presentation in the workplace.

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Price: £1320

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Advanced Qualitative Research Methods Level 7 7KNIP041

Start date

21 January 2021

This module explores the use of qualitative research approaches in healthcare research

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Price: £2640

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Advanced Quantitative Research Methods Level 7

Start date

To be confirmed

This course aims to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills to understand, conceptualise, design, conduct and critically appraise quantitative health research.

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Price: £2640

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Applied Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice Level 7

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

6 days spread over 10 weeks

The module provides healthcare professionals with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in assessing, diagnosing and managing patients with common pathologies and conditions.

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Price: £2640

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Cardiac Care: Symptoms and Management of Heart Failure 6KNIN844

Start date

To be confirmed

This online module will enable students to have a critical understanding of the symptoms of heart failure and their management.

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Price: £1260

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Cardiac Care: Symptoms and Management of Heart Failure 7KNIM879

Start date

To be confirmed

This module will enable students to become an expert in managing symptoms and providing care for patients with heart failure.

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Price: £1260

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Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

4 weeks

Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £0

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Children's Emergency Nursing Level 6 6KNIF302

Start date

19 January 2021

The landscape of urgent and emergency care provision for children and young people is ever changing and often challenging. This module allows those working in this environment the opportunity to challenge current practice as well as creating a space to build a cross-hospital learning community.

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Price: £2640

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Children's High Dependency Care Level 6 6KNIF310

Start date

To be confirmed

WE ARE NOT ABLE TO DELIVER THIS COURSE IN 2020-21. WE HOPE TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN 2021-22. This course is designed to meet the needs of children's nurses working in both general and specialised areas.  It aims to develop the practitioner's skills and expertise in caring for children requiring high dependency nursing.

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Price: £1320

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Continence Care Level 6 6KNIA318

Start date

01 January 2021

This course aims to provide a sound clinical and theoretical basis for continence care.

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Price: £1320

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COVID-19: Infection, Immunity and Future Therapies

Start date

17 November 2020

Duration:

3 days

This 3 day short course provides an overview of the current pandemic, current and future therapies, and specific knowledge on how to monitor COVID-19 infection for clinicians, researchers and allied primary health care workers who care for COVID-19 patients.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £185

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Developing Professional Leadership 7KNIM124

Start date

To be confirmed

This module will enable participants to explore their personal repertoire of leadership practice which contribute to their professional leadership role.

Assessed Module course

Price: £1320

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Diabetes: Applied Clinical Practice Level 7 7KANMD02

Start date

To be confirmed

This course is for health professionals with a responsibility for the management of diabetes.

Assessed Module course

Price: £2640

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Diabetes: Principles of Care and Management Level 7 7KANMD01

Start date

To be confirmed

This course is for health professionals with an interest in or responsibility for the management of diabetes.

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Price: £2640

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E-learning: Developing & Evaluating Complex Interventions

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

7 to 10 hours

The general objective of this online course is to improve practice and current standards of developing and evaluating complex interventions. In particular, the course explains the best methods of designing and conducting research, which evaluates palliative and end-of-life care services and treatments using the MORECare Statement.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £250

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ECG: Measurement and Interpretation Level 6 6KNIC314

Start date

18 January 2021

This course enables you to understand principles of electrocardiography interpretation and apply those to rhythm strip and 12-lead ECG interpretation.

Assessed Module course

Price: £1320

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English for Healthcare

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

4 weeks

Develop your language and communication skills for a career in healthcare and learn new healthcare vocabulary in English.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £0

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Evidence Based Decision Making In Health Care Level 7 7KNIM110

Start date

19 January 2021

This course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to identify best evidence for their practice.

Assessed Module course

Price: £2640

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Evidence Based Practice Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

This module develops the knowledge and skills required to provide evidence-based care in your clinical setting.

Assessed Module course

Price: £1320

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Guy's and St Thomas' Nightingale Nurse/Midwife - Level 6 - 6KNIN652

Start date

To be confirmed

This module is part of the Nightingale Nurse Award being offered by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) as a way of recognising individual excellence amongst their nursing and midwifery staff.

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Price: £450

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Guy's and St Thomas' Nightingale Nurse/Midwife - Level 7 - 7KNIM782

Start date

To be confirmed

This module is part of the Nightingale Nurse Award being offered by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) as a way of recognising individual excellence amongst their nursing and midwifery staff.

Assessed Module course

Price: £450

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Gynaecology Nursing Level 6 6KNIN647

Start date

18 January 2021

This module aims to expand the role and scope of professional practice of the gynaecology nurse. The course will facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and key skills enabling the practitioner to develop their role within the service.

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Price: £2640

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Haemoglobinopathies: Advancing Client Centred Care Level 6 6KNIN313

Start date

23 February 2021

This course covers the care and management of people with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia syndromes.

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Price: £2640

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Haemoglobinopathies: Advancing Client Centred Care Level 7 7KNIN313

Start date

23 February 2021

This course covers the care and management of people with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia syndromes.

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Price: £2640

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Infection Control Level 6 6KNIN323

Start date

21 January 2021

This module will enable you to develop existing infection prevention and control practice in your clinical area, utilising research and evidence based theoretical knowledge.

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Price: £1320

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Integrating Care: Depression, Anxiety and Physical Illness

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

3 weeks

Understand the connection between physical and mental health, and improve your ability to identify symptoms and sources of help.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £0

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Intensive Care Nursing Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

This module is designed to enable you to become a competent practitioner in intensive care nursing. The aim is to facilitate the development of evidence-based knowledge and skills in order to meet the needs of the client requiring intensive support. The module provides an integration of the physiological, nursing, social and psychological aspects, which underpin the practice of intensive care.

Assessed Module course

Price: £2640

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Intensive Care Nursing Level 7

Start date

To be confirmed

The aim of this module is to enable experienced post-qualification degree level intensive care nurses to advance their practice, enhance their understanding and application of research evidence and develop their role as competent intensive care nurses.

Assessed Module course

Price: £2640

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Introduction to Nursing: The Role of Nurses Around the World

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

4 weeks

Understand the role of nurses: from personal care, to supporting families and communities, to public health and infection control.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £0

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Invent with King’s: Value-driven Healthcare Technologies 2020: Technologies for COVID-19 Crisis

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

5 weeks (2 sessions per week)

Invent with King’s offers you an opportunity to learn the art and science of developing medical technologies and apply design thinking to solve problems posed by COVID-19. You will hear about challenges faced by front-line workers, draw inspiration from innovators around the globe and work in trans-disciplinary teams to innovate solutions for the pandemic.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £600

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Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research 7KNIM701

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

4 days spread over 8 weeks

This module for healthcare professionals develops an awareness of practical issues in the application of research methods.

Assessed Module course

Price: £1320

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Liver Disease: Management and Care of Patients Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

The module provides an overview of the current evidence base surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of common liver diseases.

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Price: £1320

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Long Term Conditions and Case Management 6KNIA317

Start date

To be confirmed

This modules aims to give greater insight into policies that determines the provision of care for those clients with long term conditions and enhance skills through the use of best evidence when assessing and managing clients through self-care, disease management, and case management.

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Price: £1260

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Long Term Conditions and Case Management 7KNIM708

Start date

To be confirmed

This modules aims to give greater insight into policies that determines the provision of care for those clients with long term conditions and enhance skills through the use of best evidence when assessing and managing clients through self-care, disease management, and case management.

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Price: £1260

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Measurement and Evaluation for Healthcare Practice 7KNIM700

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

6 teaching days across 10 weeks

This module introduce principal research methods and their use in the healthcare setting.

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Price: £1320

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Midwifery High Dependency Care Level 6 6KNIM302

Start date

14 January 2021

The course aims to build on the practitioner's existing knowledge of high-risk midwifery situations. A collaborative approach will be used to explore recent advances and evidence in midwifery and obstetrics with focus on women requiring high dependency care and high-risk maternities in general.

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Price: £1320

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Midwifery High Dependency Care Level 7 7KNIM771

Start date

14 January 2021

The course aims to build on practitioners’ existing knowledge of high-risk midwifery situations. A collaborative approach will be used to explore recent advances and evidence in midwifery and obstetrics with focus on women requiring high dependency care and high-risk maternities in general.

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Price: £1320

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Neonatal Intensive Care Level 6 6KNIF316

Start date

25 January 2021

This course has been designed in partnership with NHS Trusts to enable nurses to care for neonates and their families requiring intensive care.

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Price: £1320

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Neonatal Nursing: High Dependency Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

This module builds on the Neonatal Nursing: Special Care module and informs the Neonatal Intensive Care module allowing you to attain 'qualified in specialty' status.

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Price: £1320

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Neuroscience Acute and Critical Care Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

6 sessions over 6 weeks

The module will develop clinical knowledge and decision making for working with patients with neurological disease and post-trauma.

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Price: £1320

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Neuroscience Nursing Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

8 sessions over 8 weeks

The module will develop clinical knowledge and decision making for working with patients with neurological disease and post-trauma.

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Price: £2640

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Nurse or Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Level 7 7KNIP016

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

11 university attendance days plus 15 self-directed days over 26 weeks

This module aims to equip nurses and midwives with the principles of prescribing, to enable them to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively as independent or supplementary nurse prescribers.

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Price: £3330

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Pain Management Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

6 sessions over 10 weeks

Pain is a universal human experience and the most frequent reason people seek support from healthcare professionals. Overall, the module aims to promote the development of practitioners that can expertly assess, plan, implement and critically evaluate pain management strategies for a variety of patient/clients.

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Price: £2640

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Pain Management Level 7

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

6 sessions over 10 weeks

Pain is a universal human experience and the most frequent reason people seek support from healthcare professionals. Overall, the module aims to promote the development of practitioners that can expertly assess, plan, implement and critically evaluate pain management strategies for a variety of patient/clients.

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Price: £2640

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Palliative and End of Life Care Foundations Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

This module is run in partnership with St Christopher's Hospice. It provides an examination of the philosophy and principles of palliative or end of life care as applied in all care settings.

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Price: £1320

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Palliative and End of Life Care: Symptom Management Level 6 6KNIN643

Start date

25 January 2021

This module aims to equip registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to provide active holistic palliative care to patients with advanced progressive illness in any setting. The module is run jointly with St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, London.

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Price: £1320

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Palliative and End of Life Care: Symptom Management Level 7 7KNIM745

Start date

25 January 2021

This module aims to equip registered nurses with the knowledge and skills to provide active holistic palliative care to patients with advanced progressive illness in any setting. The module is run jointly with St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, London.

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Price: £1320

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PhD Funding Proposal Development in Healthcare Research 7KANR001

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

8 week course - 1 day per week over 8 weeks

This module provides nursing and midwifery students with the experience of preparing a grant application suitable for submission to a funding agency.

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Price: £2520

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Preparing for an International Health Elective: Exploring Global Health, Ethics and Safety

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

3 weeks

Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London and St George's

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

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Professional Development and Organisational Change 7KNIM707

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

2 days spread over 3 weeks

This module enables nursing and midwifery students to take a considered, critical approach to the study of organisational change; relating this to their own healthcare organisation and; reflecting on the individual professional development required to respond to change.

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Price: £1260

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Recovery Nursing Level 6 6KNIN636

Start date

13 January 2021

The module offers an introduction to the contemporary theory relevant to the role of the nurse in the PACU, alongside an assessment of clinical practice and is most appropriate for nurses with proven experience within the environment.

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Price: £1320

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Renal Nursing Level 6 6KNIN369

Start date

22 January 2021

This course aims to prepare practitioners working in renal ward and haemodialysis units for their role within renal health care.

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Price: £2640

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Research Methods Level 6

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

8 study days spread over 11 weeks

This module will equip students with the ability to both understand and apply research in practice.

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Price: £1320

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Stroke Care Level 6 6KNIN336

Start date

29 April 2021

This course is designed to give healthcare professionals who work with stroke patients the knowledge and basis for skills needed to provide effective care and case management.

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Price: £1320

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Student Project - Post qualification Level 6 6KNIN420

Start date

19 January 2021

The Student Project requires students to produce a Practice Development Proposal. This module is a core module for post qualification nursing degree programmes.

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Price: £2640

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Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy – Work Based Learning - Level 6 - 6KANSACT

Start date

To be confirmed

This module is for students undertaking the online Guy's Cancer Academy Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Administration and Patient Care course.

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Price: £450

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Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy – Work Based Learning - Level 7 - 7KANSACT

Start date

To be confirmed

This module is for students undertaking the online Guy's Cancer Academy Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Administration and Patient Care course.

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Price: £450

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Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

4 weeks

Learn about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) including ADHD symptoms, the latest research and ADHD treatment.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

Price: £0

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Work Based Learning (Double Module) - Level 6 - 6KNIM605

Start date

To be confirmed

Duration:

WBL modules are all taught in the workplace so there are no teaching days

This module offers an opportunity to acquire academic credit for learning gained from specific educational activities undertaken in your workplace

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Price: £430

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Work Based Learning Emergency Nursing (Adult) - Level 6 - 6KNIN658

Start date

To be confirmed

This module supports the clinical education provided by London NHS Trusts who are participating in the Capital Nurse Qualification in Specialism (QIS) Adult Emergency Nursing programme.

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Price: £450

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Work Based Learning Emergency Nursing (Adult) - Level 7 - 7KNIM791

Start date

To be confirmed

This module supports the clinical education provided by London NHS Trusts who are participating in the Capital Nurse Qualification in Specialism (QIS) Adult Emergency Nursing programme.

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Price: £450

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Work Based Learning Emergency Nursing (Children and Young People) - Level 7 - 7KNIM792

Start date

To be confirmed

This module supports the clinical education provided by London NHS Trusts who are participating in the Capital Nurse Qualification in Specialism (QIS) Children and Young People Emergency Nursing programme.

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Price: £450

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Work Based Learning Emergency Nursing (Children and Young People) - Level 6 - 6KNIN659

Start date

To be confirmed

This module supports the clinical education provided by London NHS Trusts who are participating in the Capital Nurse Qualification in Specialism (QIS) Children and Young People Emergency Nursing programme.

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Price: £450

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Work-Based Learning (Double Module) - Level 7 - 7KNIM764

Start date

To be confirmed

This module offers an opportunity to acquire academic credit for learning gained from specific educational activities undertaken in the workplace.

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Price: £450

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Work-Based Learning (Single Module) - Level 7 - 7KNIM763

Start date

To be confirmed

This module offers an opportunity to acquire academic credit for learning gained from specific educational activities undertaken in the workplace.

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Price: £450

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Work-Based Learning (Single Module) - Level 6 - 6KNIM604

Start date

To be confirmed

This module offers an opportunity to acquire academic credit for learning gained from specific educational activities undertaken in the workplace.

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Price: £450

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