The Department of Health Sciences provides a flexible, dynamic and relevant SSPRD curriculum to meet the learning needs of the health and social care workforce.
We tailor our SSPRD curriculum around eight areas of expertise and cater for a wide range of post registration education needs. Please select your area of interest below for a detailed list what we currently offer:
If you need a quick and effective update in a specific clinical or therapeutic area, sign up to one of our one-day study days. We cover a wide range of topics currently including acute care, long-term conditions, sexual health and mental health and we are always happy to discuss your specific needs to organise bespoke training.
Should you require more in-depth knowledge, skills and competencies, enrol for a short course or module. Our modules are all taught on a part-time basis to fit around your work patterns and aim to put in place specific skills and competencies. All our modules carry academic credit points which you can use to contribute towards further study for a diploma, degree or masters level qualification.
The aim of our work-based learning courses is to support the development of healthcare support workers and to promote standards of care across all areas of practice.
Over the next few months, the following courses will start:
ECG Recording and Rhythm Monitoring
|Study day||07 Sept 2016|
|Management of Common Conditions in Primary and Urgent Care: History taking||Study day||08 Sept 2016|
|Management of Common Conditions in Primary and Urgent Care: Respiratory problems||Study day||13 Sept 2016|
|Assessment of Minor Injuries in First Contact Care||Module||20 Sept 2016|
|Care of the Acutely Ill Adult||Module||26 Sept 2016|
|The Family: Theory and Practice||Module||26 Sept 2016|
|Non-Medical Prescribers: Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (v300)||Module||28 Sept 2016|
|Palliative and End of Life Care||Module||28 Sept 2016|
Advancing Technologies in Diabetes Care. Day two of two.
|Study day||04 Oct 2016|
|Working in Partnership with People with Complex Mental Health Problems (psychosis, mood disorder and anixety)||Module||04 Oct 2016|
|Evidence-based Practice||Module||05 Oct 2016|
|Cervical Screening||Module||10 Oct 2016|
Management of Common Conditions in Primary and Urgent Care: Skin conditions
|Study day||11 Nov 2016|
Management of Common Conditions in Primary and Urgent Care: Abdominal problems and uncomplicated UTIs
|Study day||24 Feb 2017|
Management of Common Conditions in Primary and Urgent Care: ENT
|Study day||06 April 2017|
Management of Common Conditions in Primary and Urgent Care: Management of feverish illness in children over 1 year of age by a non-specialist with reference to the NICE guidelines
|Study day||18 May 2016|
You may want to study with us for many reasons. Our specialist skills and post-registration development modules can improve your understanding of your current role or can help you to gain extra skills and knowledge to help you with career advancement.
Whatever your reasons to study, we have an excellent reputation for developing your knowledge and skills and enabling you to become a more confident and competent practitioner and helping you to make a direct and positive impact on the quality of the service you provide.
Our students tend to be not only nurses, midwives, paramedics and other practitioners, but also managers and researchers in the health and social care sector.
Primarily, our students work within the NHS, but we also have staff from the prison service, justice service and hospices. We also work with social services and the independent healthcare sector to ensure our programmes are relevant to the post-registration development needs of all health and social care staff.
Read what our students have to say.
We realise that working and learning in healthcare settings can be a challenging experience, and there are a range of possible sources to help on academic, professional and personal issues.
Once registered as a student, you will be allocated a personal supervisor who will provide academic and pastoral support. Your course leader will also provide you with direct support aimed at your individual needs
The Student Information Service in the Department of Health Sciences acts as a first point of contact if you need information or assistance. This might be a query about a particular course or module or, if you are a current student, you might need advice and information about a specific issue relating to your current study.
The Student Information Service is located on the ground floor of the Seebohm Rowntree Building and can be contacted on 01904 321321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Department of Health Sciences we offer:
Our study days and short courses take place throughout the year.
Study days are single-day events.
Short courses typically last six to ten weeks and are taught at our Heslington campus. Teaching and seminars usually take place once a week or once a fortnight.
For information on funding, visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/funding.
For information on how to apply visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/apply
Contact the SSPRD Team in Student Services on 01904 321321 or email email@example.com for any further information.