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UK Healthcare Practice

We’re inviting students from our international partners to live and study in Scotland for two weeks in July and August. The UK Healthcare Practice course will be hosted at our new Lanarkshire Campus, close to Glasgow.

Dates: Monday 29th July (arrival Sunday 28th July)

Duration: 2 weeks

Campus: Lanarkshire

Suitable for: Registered nurses from outside the EEA who plan to register for practice in the UK.

Credit bearing: No

Cost: £1600

Included: Accommodation, Tuition, Excursions and Social Activities

Visas: If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you can apply for a short-term study visa. Make sure you check the immigration requirements before applying (visit www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa for more details). You will receive a confirmation of booking and you should carry this confirmation with you when travelling. You can apply for a visa up to three months before your date of travel to the UK. You should get a decision on your visa within three weeks. You will need to attach an offer letter to your visa application. The offer letter is a ‘Booking Complete’ email, which is sent to you once you have booked and made full payment for the Summer School.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Are you a registered nurse from outside the European Economic Area who wishes to register to practice in the UK? This course is a great opportunity for you to develop fundamental knowledge and skills that will assist you in achieving your ambitions. Closely aligned with Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements, this course will help prepare you to practice safely and effectively within UK health and social care contexts. You will be taught by experienced UK registered nurses and have access to the School of Health & Life Science's suite of cutting-edge simulated learning environments.

Week 1

Sunday

  • Arrival

Monday

  • Welcome & Induction - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Scottish culture session (All students) - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Cultural Activity

Tuesday

  • Guided tour of UWS - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Fast facts - the contents of nursing in the UK - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • The role of NMC - 14.00 - 16.30

Wednesday

  • Practical - hand hygiene - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Practical - hand hygiene - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Patient assessment and news- 14:00 - 16.30
  • Optional evening activity

Thursday

 

  •  QCS and PHQ9 - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Planning care - 11.00 - 13.00
  • lunch -13.00 - 14.00
  • Introduction/Demo for to wound care and aseptic technique - 14.00 - 16.30

Friday

  • Practical - aseptic non touch technique - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Practical - aseptic non touch technique - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Free afternoon

Saturday

  • Free day or optional excursion

Week 2

Sunday

  • Free day or optional excursion

Monday

  • Scottish culture session (All students) - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Scottish culture session (All students) - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Cultural Activity

Tuesday

  • Medicines management - NMC requirements - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Subcutaneous injection technique and common SC medicines - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Intramuscular injection technique and common IM medicines - 14.00 - 16.30

Wednesday

  • Practical - scenario - based medicines administration - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Break- 10.30 - 11.00
  • Practical - scenario - based medicines administration- 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Practical - Catheter - care and taking a specimen of urine - 14:00 - 16.30
  • Optional evening activity

Thursday

 

  • Resus Council guidelines - an introduction to basic life - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Assessment and in-hospital life support - 11.00 - 13.00
  • lunch -13.00 - 14.00
  • Practical - in-hospital resuscitation - 14.00 - 16.30

Friday

  • Peak flow demonstration and practical - 09.00 - 10.30
  • Morning Break - 10.30 - 11.00
  • Transfer of patients - 11.00 - 13.00
  • Lunch - 13.00 - 14.00
  • Free afternoon

Saturday

  • Free day or optional excursion

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course you will have developed knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Assessment, including application of NEWs, GCS and the PHQ9
  • Planning care
  • Implementing care, including medicines management, injection technique, in-hospital life support, catheter care and aseptic non touch technique
  • Evaluating care, including patient transfer

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY & PAY

To secure your place on the UK Healthcare Practice Summer School, click on the ‘APPLY & PAY’ link above.

 

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Last updated: 06/03/2019