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Health & Social Care

Developing Treatment Room Skills for Healthcare Assistants in Primary Care

University Certificate in Professional Development:

This 12-week module is for you if you are a healthcare assistant working in the primary care setting. You develop the knowledge and skills you need to obtain and document accurate baseline observations and provide basic treatments, whilst ensuring safe and effective care with the primary healthcare setting.

  • Limited HEE Primary Care funded places are available for eligible applicants.
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 12 weeks

More part-time details

  • 1 day every week
  • Enrolment date: March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants:

Contact details

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Through the practical elements of the course, you develop your ability to undertake accurate baseline observations including blood pressure, pulse rates and sites, urinalysis, blood glucose monitoring, electrocardiogram recording, aseptic technique, theory and practice underpinning cardiopulmonary resuscitation, breathing rates, body mass index, nebulisers and spacers. You also learn how to assess and respond to the unresponsive service user.

This module links practice to theory. You explore theoretical concepts through face-to-face lectures and workshops. You explore communication with patients and the wider healthcare team, alongside ethical considerations, governance and record keeping.

Module content includes:

  • blood glucose monitoring
  • electrocardiogram recording
  • aseptic technique
  • theory and practice underpinning cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • breathing rates
  • body mass index
  • nebulisers and spacers
  • communication with patients and the healthcare team
  • ethical considerations
  • clinical and information governance
  • record keeping
  • reflection skills.

How you learn

You have a tutorial at the beginning of the module where you can discuss your individual needs. You are assigned a mentor with registered clinician experience who works closely with your module leader in relation to the action plans and any issues you may have.

You explore theoretical concepts through face-to-face lectures and workshops. Self-directed study helps you to prepare for interactive lectures and group activities, exploring case studies and simulated scenarios. You explore communication with patients and the wider healthcare team, alongside ethical considerations, governance and record keeping.

We provide formative feedback throughout classroom activities and discussions, and tutorial support is available from the module team. All learning materials are available through the virtual learning environment, e-learning@tees.

How you are assessed

For your assessment you create a portfolio of your work experience over the 12-week duration of the module. You must include evidence of completing baseline observations, reporting and treatments. You also produce a 1,000-word assignment, reflecting on the management and care of patients to illustrate your learning in practice and using theory of baseline observations, reporting and treatments.  

Career opportunities

This module enables further personal development within your role.

Entry requirements

You must be a current healthcare assistant.

Course information

Part-time

  • 12 weeks

More part-time details

  • 1 day every week
  • Enrolment date: March
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants:

Contact details

Further information