|Primary Health Care Assistant (core module)||60 Credits|
|Immunisation & Injections||30 credits|
|Wound Care Management||20 credits|
|Management of Asthma & COPD||20 credits|
|Phlebotomy in Primary Care||20 credits|
|Chaperoning in Primary Care||20 credits|
|Delivery of the NHS Health Check||10 credits|
|Understanding of Diabetes Care||20 credits|
|Mental Health Awareness||20 credits|
This course is for health care assistants (HCA’s) working in primary care who want to develop their role and gain further academic qualifications. The course comprises of a core sixty-credit module, Primary Health Care Assistant, which must be studied by all students, with the remaining sixty credits chosen from a range of optional modules.
Teesside University Cert HE: Primary Care 120 credits Level 4
This pathway is suitable for Health Care Assistants working at least 8 hours a week within primary care. They must be supported by a named registered nurse mentor for the duration of the course and have the support of their employer. It is expected that applicants should already have a Level 3 qualification (NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A level) and/or appropriate training and experience related to their practice. Literacy and Numeracy Skills at Level 2 (GCSE)
- Identify and describe normal, and altered, anatomy and physiology relevant to the health care and support they provide for patients.
- Identify key concepts for health and wellbeing and describe contemporary approaches to health promotion and illness prevention relevant to their role in primary care.
- Identify and describe the ethical and legal considerations and constraints specific to primary health care practice.
- Describe and explain key concepts, theories and principles that underpin their role in primary health care practice.
- Describe and explain how the application of health and safety legislation can prevent harm to self and others, and enhance safe and effective practice.
- Gather, record and describe data/evidence from a variety of sources to develop new insights into their role and responsibilities in primary health care practice, and support an evidence-based approach to practice.
- Apply national and local policy and guidelines for the protection of vulnerable people.
- Apply local/national policy and guidelines to ensure effective practice and safety of self and others within the primary care setting.
- Demonstrate application of specific skills and knowledge that underpin safe and effective health care practice for patients and carers.
- Apply appropriate verbal, non-verbal and written communication strategies to effectively engage, interact and disengage with patients, carers, peers and members of the primary care team.
- Recognise the limits of personal competence and be able receive, reflect and respond appropriately to feedback related to personal development.
- Work effectively with members of the primary care team and demonstrate awareness of each role and its contribution to safe effective practice.
- Respond safely and effectively to emergency situations and maintain patient safety.
- Select, use and maintain a range of resources appropriate to the health care assistant role in primary health care practice.
- Contribute to assessment, delivery and evaluation of care within defined guidelines.
- Work within the scope of the health care assistant role to safely and competently assist in care delivery and promote healthy wellbeing.
- Reflect on own strengths and weaknesses to identify personal learning and development needs.
- Demonstrate appropriate use of IT resources and other relevant technology to support academic and work-based practice.
- Demonstrate numerical and literacy skills relevant to their practice.
|Study Type||Blended Learning|
|Start Date||Multiple dates available|
|Price||See individual modules|