Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care

Lucas House (University of Birmingham Conference Park)
Medical and Dental Sciences
Monday 19th (09:00) - Wednesday 21st September 2016 (17:00)
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Amy Partleton
Tel: 0121 414 2677

Course summary

This course consists of pre course learning, 3 days of lectures, seminars, facilitated group discussions and practical workshops. To achieve full accreditation it is necessary to successfully undertake both written and practical assessments plus a summative assessment in the six months following course attendance. The summative assessments are conducted within anticoagulation management clinics.

Learning objectives

1. An understanding of the theory underpinning anticoagulation management
2. An understanding of the pharmacology of vitamin K antagonists and the relevant medication, side effects, antidotes, interactions and dosing
3. A knowledge of the management of anticoagulation and prevention of complications on the basis of current guidelines and existing research evidence
4. An understanding of the roles of the multi professional disciplinary team in managing anticoagulation safely
5. An understanding of the requirements of clinical governance for anticoagulation management developing / adapting and applying audit tools with performance indicators

Programme to include
How warfarin works and the INR; anticoagulation guidelines; anticoagulant near patient testing; quality control; NPT workshops; litigation issues; stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation; patient self management; protocol development and accountability


Professor David Fitzmaurice – GP & Clinical Lead of Primary Care, UoB
Dr Will Lester – Consultant Haematologist, QE Hospital Birmingham

Entry requirements

Health Care Professional with first degree or equivalent

Course details

3 days

Centre for Professional Development, Medical School, University of Birmingham

Is this course accredited? 
10 / 20 MSc credits awarded for completion of assessment.


How to apply 
Please contact Amy Partleton
Tel: 0121 414 2677