Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care

Module Overview

The course aims to enable autonomous practice in dealing with fundamental and more complex problems of oral anticoagulation management. 

This course consists of pre course learning, 3 days of lectures, seminars, facilitated group discussions and practical workshops. To achieve accreditation it is necessary to successfully undertake both written and practical assessments on Day 3. The 20 credit module also includes a clinical summative assessment within anticoagulation management clinics in the six months following course attendance. The 10 credit module does not involve any clinical practice and is therefore available to international students unable to practice within the UK.

Learning outcomes

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

Credits

10/20 credits

The 10 credit module does not involve any clinical practice and is therefore available to international students unable to practice within the UK

Module Attendance Required

3 day block of training

Module Dates

Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st September 2016
Further dates to be confirmed.

Assessment

10 credit

MCQ Exam   30%
Clinical Protocol     70%

 

20 credit

MCQ Exam   30%
Evidence Based Case Study     70%
Clinical Assessment within practice PASS/FAIL

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Stand Alone Course

This module can also be taken as a stand-alone course if required. To apply, please contact Amy Partleton, Programme Administrator, 0121 414 2677, a.partleton@bham.ac.uk

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Fee if taken as a stand alone course

Accredited/CPD course fee: £1500

For more information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

This module can be taken without the assessment if required (but no credits will be awarded).

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification.

Towards MSc/PGDip/PGCert

This is an optional module for students undertaking the Clinical Primary and Community Care  MSc/PGDip/PGCert programmes which can also be taken as a standalone course if required