Module title: Cervical Screening

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: MID09109
Module leader: Avril Hendry
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Population and Public Health
Prerequisites

Example of Equivalent Learning:
Students must be a Registered Nurse, Midwife or Medical Practitioner and be covered by a Professional Indemnity Arran

2017/8, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Avril Hendry
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a Continuing Professional Development Module, essential to practitioners working in General Practice, Gynaecology and Sexual Health services (LO 1, 2 & 4). It comprises 2 days with theoretical input from expert visiting lecturers and a practical session examining equipment and using it with anatomical models (LO 1-4).
You will also attend a minimum of 3 x 3 hour clinical placements with an experienced Practice-Based Assessor (PBA), who will mentor you with the competency-based workbook and assesses your clinical competence in smear taking. At the end of the placement the assessor confirms achievement of the competencies. You will also undertake practice sessions in their own workplace, as appropriate.

Formative:
The formative assessment will encourage students to use a reflective model and critically evaluate the communication skills required to conduct cervical screening successfully. Students will choose one case from their clinical experience and provide a short reflective account (500words) making sure they anonymise any identifiable characteristics. This should be posted on the designated Moodle forum and will be subject to both peer and lecturer feedback. (LOs 2)

Summative:
The successful achievement of 20 cervical smears- a minimum of 5 must be supervised by the PBA. Each of these are recorded alongside your reflective commentary, this addresses LO’s 1 & 3 (Reflective commentary approximately 50 words per cervical smear). This is done in conjunction with the completion of a competency based workbook, focusing on the communication needs of women in community and colposcopy settings. These competencies address LO’s 2 & 4

For the purposes of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Practice Module


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 90
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 100 1,2,3,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 005
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Avril Hendry
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a Continuing Professional Development Module, essential to practitioners working in General Practice, Gynaecology and Sexual Health services (LO 1, 2 & 4). It comprises 1 day with theoretical input from expert visiting lecturers and a practical session examining equipment and using it with anatomical models (LO 1-4).
You will also attend a minimum of 3 x 3 hour clinical placements with an experienced Practice-Based Assessor (PBA), who will mentor you with the competency-based workbook and assesses your clinical competence in smear taking. At the end of the placement the assessor confirms achievement of the competencies. You will also
undertake practice sessions in their own workplace, as appropriate.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will encourage students to use a reflective model and critically evaluate the communication skills required to conduct cervical screening successfully. Students will choose one case from their clinical experience and provide a short reflective account (500words) making sure they anonymise any identifiable
characteristics. This should be posted on the designated Moodle forum and will be subject to both peer and lecturer feedback. (LOs 2).

Summative Assessment:
The successful achievement of 20 cervical smears- a minimum of 5 must be supervised by the PBA. Each of these are recorded alongside your reflective commentary, this addresses LOs 1 & 3 (Reflective commentary approximately 50 words per cervical smear). This is done in conjunction with the completion of a competency based workbook, focusing on the communication needs of women in community and
colposcopy settings. These competencies address LOs 2 & 4.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 92
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 100 1,2,3 & 4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will gain an enhanced understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system: you will learn to recognise the pathophysiology of cervical carcinoma and other significant cervical/ vaginal conditions.
You will become confident and competent in the practical management of smear taking, call and recall systems in place in Scotland and communication issues in cervical screening. You will also develop an enhanced understanding of the treatment options/ procedures in a colposcopy setting - all learning will be evidence based and make use of local and national guidelines and policies. In addition to this the associated legal, ethical and moral issues will be addressed.
You will be required to complete smear taking under the guidance of a clinical assessor in a practice placement, organised prior to commencing the course.




Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate effective skills in taking cervical smear
LO2: Evaluate the key communication issues involved in cervical screening procedures
LO3: Implement appropriate action on recognition of situations where further investigations or referral are required.
LO4: Explain confidently the diagnostic procedures that may be applied in a colposcopy clinic.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ANDREWS G (2005) WOMEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH: BAILLIERE TINDALL, 3rd ed.
Core - CAMPBELL S. & MONGA A (2006) GYNAECOLOGY BY TEN TEACHERS: ARNOLD, 18th ed.
Core - CERVICAL SCREENING- RCN GUIDANCE FOR GOOD PRACTICE - WWW.RCN.ORG.UK/__DATA/ASSETS/PDF_FILE/0007/78730/003105.PDF
Core - STANDARDS FOR EDUCATION PROVIDERS: CERVICAL CYTOLOGY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE - WWW.NES.SCOT.NHS.UK/MEDIA/14945/STANDARDS%20FOR%20CERVICAL%20CYTOLOGY_INTERACTIVE.PDF
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