14th September 1999

 

MORE HEALTHCARE COURSES AT UNI

 

New health-related programmes for the workplace will be introduced at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside over the next few months.

 

Care assistants can benefit from the Certificate in Care of Individuals with Huntington’s Disease course, which they can study as part of a new work-based learning degree in the Department of Health Studies or as a ‘stand alone’ unit.

 

Patients with Huntington’s require specialist care and the unit will also be available as part of the newly introduced, BSc in Professional Practice degree.

 

A short programme in Occupational Health Nursing has been designed to meet the academic and professional needs of nurses working in this area. The six units include health and safety risk management and negotiation skills.

 

Students will receive 72 level-two credits which can be used towards a degree qualification.

 

Healthcare practitioners can apply for another ‘stand alone’ unit - Total Quality Management in Health Care. Quality-related issues are relevant to professional practice and students will gain a working knowledge of national standards and benchmarking.

 

The programmes can be delivered in Lincoln, Grimsby or Scunthorpe. For more information about the courses above telephone June Owen or Jan Gilbert on 01522 886374.

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk