Bournemouth University

The Primary Care Training Hub has funded spaces available on the following courses with Bournemouth University.

To apply please follow the appropriate course link, select Primary Care Training Hub as the fund provider and your application will then be reviewed for approval.

Enhanced Assessment Skills for Clinical Practice

This clinically-focused unit has been developed in response to the need to enhance the assessment skills of healthcare professionals across the health and social care sector. The unit offers the opportunity for healthcare professionals to enhance their skills in the assessment of adult patients and further develop their knowledge in the relevant pathophysiology applied to stages of the assessment. As a result this will enable healthcare professionals to be able to confidently undertake a consultation of a presenting patient, perform an assessment utilising enhanced skills, identify any relevant red flags through their assessment, interpret the findings of their assessment and consider the relevant escalation and action plans, specific to the sector in which they are based.

Enhanced Assessment Skills for Clinical Practice | HCPD6089 | Level 6 | Course Dates; 09/09/2024 , 28/10/2024, 10/03/2025 , 12/05/2025

Enhanced Assessment Skills for Clinical Practice | HCPD7096 | Level 7 | Course Dates; 09/09/2024 , 28/10/2024 , 10/03/2025 , 12/05/2025

Care of Clients with Minor Illness

The aim of this unit is to equip you with the skills necessary to independently assess, plan, treat and safely discharge adult clients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed minor illnesses.
It will enable you to evaluate the evidence base for practice and critically reflect on their encounters with clients.Having completed this unit you will be able to:

  • Articulate or critically analyse your own role in relation to the needs of clients presenting with minor illnesses
  • Holistically and effectively assess client needs using a systemic framework and document their findings accurately
  • Critically appraise and evaluate the evidence base and implement care for the most common presenting minor illness
  • Evaluate or critically appraise the care provided and use the information to develop and enhance the service you are providing
  • Advance your practice through critical reflection.

Care of Clients with Minor Illness | HCPD6042 | Level 6 | Course Dates; 27/09/2024
Care of Clients with Minor Illness | HCPD7045 | Level 7 | Course Dates; 27/09/2024

Care of Clients with Long Term Conditions

This unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills to recognise, assess and manage clients with a range of long term conditions. It will enable you to evaluate the evidence base for practice and critically reflect on their encounters with clients.

The unit will comprise a combination of teaching and learning methods including key lectures, case studies and patient reviews from practice, group seminars, videos and structured reflection. On completion of the unit you should be able to:

  • Articulate your role in relation to the needs of clients presenting with long term conditions. 
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology of a range of long term conditions.
  • Recognise and respond to a range of long term of conditions including those affecting systems such as the cardiovascular, respiratory and musculo-skeletal systems and endocrine.
  • Critically appraise the evidence base and tools available to implement care for those with long term conditions.
  • Evaluate the current care provided and use the information to undertake a quality improvement initiative to develop and enhance the service provided by Practice Nurses.
  • Advance your practice through critical reflection of their personal encounters with clients. 

Care of Clients with Long Term Conditions | HCPD6044 | Level 6 | Course Dates: 03/10/2024 , 06/03/2025
Care of Clients with Long Term Conditions | HCPD7046 | Level 7 | Course Dates: 03/10/2024 , 06/03/2025

Blood Test Analysis

This one-day study event is designed to demystify the common blood test results that are reported back to the clinical environment. It will help the nurse to recognise the normal from the abnormal and the significance of the result, how the results may impact on the delivery of care and the level of urgency required for action.
A variety of teaching approaches are employed to support learning and clinical case studies are used to support application in practice.
These blood test results covered are those commonly taken in acute and primary care settings, incorporating blood results used as part of the sepsis 6.

Blood Test Analysis | NCB-BTA | Course Dates: 17/10/2024 , 20/02/2025 , 10/04/2025

Paediatric presenting conditions in Urgent and Primary Care

This unit has been designed for registered healthcare professionals in primary care and urgent care services caring for both adults and children. It will help practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills in the assessment, planning and treatment of a range of minor ailments commonly presenting in children. It will also enable students to evaluate the evidence base for practice, thereby enhancing their clinical reasoning skills. Students will complete a Clinical Practice Portfolio which will be assessed their own place of work by a practice assessor.

Paediatric Presenting Conditions in Urgent and Primary Care | FHSS6400 | Level 6 | Course Dates: 01/11/2024
Paediatric Presenting Conditions in Urgent and Primary Care | FHSS7410 | Level 7 | Course Dates: 01/11/2024


Advanced Practice Education

The Advanced Practice Community of Practice Network meets monthly via Teams offering an opportunity for all Advanced Practitioners to network across PCN’s. Each session hosts a speaker to deliver an education session to the network members. To become a member please register here:

Advanced Practice Community of Practice