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This module is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to the care of individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia. 

The module will introduce you to the pathophysiology of the disease and the subsequent impact for the patient and family. You will learn about the key interventions required to manage patients with this condition and develop knowledge and skills related to the principles of genetic counselling. The issues surrounding service development will be explored giving you the opportunity to understand how your own service may be improved.

The module is delivered over 5 weeks and each session is 3 hours direct (virtual classroom) teaching contact and 3 hours directed study per week. Your attendance is required each week. Please Note: programme delivery is subject to reaching minimum numbers.

Assessment is based around a competency framework which allows you to demonstrate achievement of the module learning outcomes and be awarded a certificate of completion from Northumbria University.

Course Information

Mode of Study
Part time

Location
Online Distance Learning

Start 20th September 2021

Duration
Half Day per week over 5 weeks

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

Fee
£500 per delegate

Qualified Professional with registration to a relevant professional body.

  • Demonstrates up to date knowledge of the condition and the impact this has on the patient and family living with familial hypercholesterolemia.
  • Be able to identify individuals and families who have or are at risk of familial hypercholesterolemia.
  • Conveys to the patient the purpose and the process of the genetic test being offered using understandable and non-directive language.
  • Understand the legal, ethical and social considerations which underpin genetic testing for this condition.
  • Recognises professional responsibilities and seeks advice appropriately when needed.

 

£500 per delegate

 

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