Healthcare Support Work

Course details

Find out more about the structure of our healthcare support work course.

Core programme content

  • Core skills – day 1
  • Core skills – day 2
  • Measurements and investigations
  • Health promotion, behaviour change and obesity management
  • Atrial fibrillation, INR testing and anticoagulation
  • Tissue viability and wound management
  • Introduction to long term conditions – day 1
  • Introduction to long term conditions – day 2
  • Pernicious anaemia and B12 injections
  • Supporting patients with mental health issues, learning disabilities and / or dementia

Additional study days

  • Ear care
  • Spirometry
  • Nutrition and health
  • Introduction to the management of arthritis
  • 2-day influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations
  • 2-day doppler and management of venous ulcers course
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Venepuncture


Individual and group tutorials will be freely available and you will have access to Plymouth University learning support.