Foundation in immunisation of children and adults
  • Fitzroy Building

  • Fitzroy Building

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The University of Plymouth is running initial training for registered practitioners working in Community and Primary Care settings to deliver immunisations under the National schedule. 

These study days fully meet the requirements of the updated National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (PHE 2018).

Topics covered will include:

  • The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules 
  • The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work 
  • Vaccine preventable diseases 
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications 
  • Current issues in immunisation 
  • Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines 
  • Legal issues in immunisation 
  • Storage and handling of vaccines 
  • Correct administration of vaccines 
  • Anaphylaxis and adverse reactions 
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting 
  • Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake.

These study days are part of our professional development module 'Integrated Community and Primary Care in Context'.

  • Dates: Friday 9th and Friday 23rd November 2018, 09:30-16:30
  • Cost: £200

Please be aware that all courses run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, these courses may be rescheduled to an alternative date.

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