Mode of study:
Module delivery dates
Lancaster - 29 April 2014; 10:00 - 16:00 hours then online)
You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.
Closing date for application
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
Why study with us?
This module aims allow practitioners in various clinical settings to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical competence to manage anticoagulation therapy.
If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.
What can this course lead to?
This module may be studied as part of the University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Long Term Conditions
Resources and facilities
We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.
HLLG6006 Anticoagulation Therapy (20 credits at level 6)
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion, you will be able to:
Critically discuss the indications for anticoagulant therapy.
Critically evaluate the relevance of national and local guidelines used within the student’s area of practice, justifying the local application of legal, ethical and professional frameworks.
Understand the relationship between the pharmacology of drugs and anticoagulation therapy, applying this knowledge to individual care and clinical practice including the necessity for therapeutic monitoring.
Demonstrate the safe, effective and appropriate care of patients undergoing anticoagulation therapy, incorporating appropriate risk assessment strategies.
Critically reflect on the factors which impact on patients and carers and the mechanisms adopted for their support.
Indicative Core Bibliography
Baglin, T.P., Keeling, D.M. and Watson, H.G., (2006). Guidelines on oral anticoagulation (warfarin):3rd edition – 2005 update. British Journal of Haematology, 132, 277–285.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, (2006). Atrial fibrillation: the management of atrial fibrillation. CG36. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
Perry D.J., Nokes T. J. C., Heliwell P.S., (2007). Guidelines for the management of patients on oral anticoagulants requiring dental surgery. British Committee for Standards in Haematology.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries – Oral Anticoagulation
National Patient Safety Agency, (2007). Actions that can make anticoagulant therapy safer: Alert and other information. National Patient Safety Agency. –
The British National Formulary - http://www.bnf.org/bnf/
The National Prescribing Centre - http://www.npc.co.uk/
Local and national guidelines on anticoagulation therapy, Practical aspects of anticoagulation therapy in practice,the relationship between the pharmacology of drugs and anticoagulation therapy, applying this knowledge to individual care and clinical practice, the necessity for therapeutic monitoring,the safe, effective and appropriate care of patients undergoing anticoagulation therapy, incorporating appropriate risk assessment strategies,factors which impact on patients and carers and the mechanisms adopted for their support.
Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
More information about levels and credits.
Credit and UCAS requirements
Credit: 20 credits
To be eligible to study this module you must be a registered healthcare professional and in a position to complete the work based learning component of the module.
You must participate in the formative components of the module in order to successfully pass the module.
Application should be made online from the Apply Now button within the course information page.
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