The overall aim of the module is to enable radiographers to demonstrate competence in terms of the practical skills and decision making processes associated with venepuncture and intravenous cannulation. This is based on the integration of clinical experience with academic underpinning.

This course structure will allow the student to gain theoretical knowledge as well as having the opportunity for experiential reflective learning within their own work place. This will facilitate the development of skilled reflective practitioners with the theoretical knowledge, understanding and competency to practise within their speciality area.

The learning outcomes relate to the ‘Education and Career Framework for the Radiography Workforce’ by allowing students to develop their practice in terms of the administration of medicines within the legal framework of the radiographers role.

The course also fits within the SCoR ‘Learning and Development Framework’ by allowing practitioners to fulfil their continuing professional development needs having identified intravenous cannulation as a goal to enable practice at a higher level in line with their career progression framework.

The theoretical element of the course (lectures, discussions, workshops) will be delivered over one full day. A training arm will be utilised during practical sessions to demonstrate venepuncture and cannulation techniques and allow each student to practice in a safe and controlled environment. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will assess theoretical knowledge.

Following the taught element, the practice-based learning component includes keeping a logbook of experience. The clinical supervisor will mentor and assess the students' clinical competency.

Please note: although a start date is specified in the Course Overview box opposite, this may not represent the actual start date. For confirmation of start date, please contact the staff member named on (the Key details tab) this page.

Professional Registration

CPD Accreditation by the College of Radiographers and Certification of Competence

Entry requirements

Typical Entry: HCPC registered radiographer, current CPR training, working in clinical practice where venepuncture and intravenous cannulation are commonplace.

Key details

Outcome: Certificate of Competence from the College of Radiographers

Start date: This course is delivered several times a year. The next date is 22 August 2017.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery/ Location: One full day at QMU plus 6 month work-based log book

Fees: £340 - SoR Members (£350 - non-members) 

For further information, including application process, please contact: Simon Holmes (sholmes@qmu.ac.uk) on tel: 0131 474 0000.

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Course Overview

Duration
See course description
Start Date
August 2017
February 2017
Study Abroad
No
Fees & Funding