Published: 31 March 2008 at 16:11
New online course to help busy healthcare professionals
A new 15 week entirely online screening course for midwives and healthcare professionals is now available from Anglia Ruskin University’s
Faculty of Health and Social Care. It utilises the rich variety of information now available on the web. All that is required of students of the course is to have internet access for at least 5 hours a week and reasonable IT skills. Tutorial support is provided through online discussion boards, email and telephone support.
‘Antenatal and Newborn Screening’ is a flexible and distance learning module that means students can study from anywhere in the county. So far, enquiries have come in from all across the UK and many from overseas including one from New Zealand. It is aimed at practitioners who want to explore the issues that impact on the screening that is offered to women and their families in the antenatal and newborn period.
Students will be encouraged to consider an overview of the current screening methods, ethical issues, communication, information giving and the parent’s perspective on screening.
The module is being promoted by the UK National Screening Committee (NSC) which advises Ministers and the NHS in all four UK countries about all aspects of screening policy.
Module Leader, Louise Jenkins explains:
For further information on the course, please call Hannah Pollard on 0845 196 4610 or Louise Jenkins via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or for an application form visit www.anglia.ac.uk/fhscadmissions
Anglia Ruskin University has main campus locations at Chelmsford and Cambridge and now delivers higher education courses at Peterborough and King’s Lynn.