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Cervical Smear Takers Theory Course

Upcoming Dates

Commences
3 March 2021 (Dublin)

Duration

12 Weeks, Part-Time

Fee

Member – €550
Non-Member – €650

 

Next Course Dates

  • 14th April 2021 - This course has been cancelled.

    Autumn 2021/Spring 2022 course dates will be confirmed in June.  Please click here further details.  Please note, we are unable reserve or offer pre-registration for future courses.  

How to Register

  • Send in the registration / supervision agreement form.
  • If you are new to the ICGP you will need to create your ICGP login and password
  • Once your form has been received and your ICGP account created you will be registered on the course 
  • Practice Nurses who are being supervised by an ICGP member can avail of the member rate. This will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration / supervision agreement form.
  • Registrations for the Cervical Smear Takers courses are done on a first come first served basis and we are unable to hold places or pre-book participants for any courses.
Please note, we must receive your completed and signed application form, ICGP account creation, and payment in full in order to confirm your place.  If you are new to the ICGP please click the login button and select NEW TO ICGP to create your online USER ID and PASSWORD.

This course is designed to support and equip primary healthcare professionals to acquire the knowledge necessary to carry out effective cervical smear screening. The theory course is completed over 12 weeks and is delivered through elearning. The course requires a time commitment of approximately 6 hours per week.

Course principal: Cervical Check
Course administrator: Jana Pickard, email: jana.pickard@icgp.ie


Entry requirements

This course is open to healthcare professionals working within a primary healthcare setting. This course is run in collaboration with CervicalCheck, the Irish National Screening Programme. In order to secure space on the course please post in your completed registration form along with payment to the ICGP, 4/5 Lincoln Place, Dublin 2.  We are unable to save places for those who submit incomplete forms or those received without payment. 

Please note: this is on online eLearning course.  You must be proficient in Microsoft Word and have basic computing/internet skills in order to participate on this course successfully.  

Clinical skills component consists of:

  • Attendance at a one‐day clinical skills workshop
  • A CervicalCheck appointed clinical trainer is assigned to each participant to support the clinical aspects of training in the participants own clinical setting
  • Best Practice in Smeartaking is modelled by the appointed clinical trainer who then supervises the taking of an average of three to four smears at the initial visit
  • The clinical trainer provides support during the training period as needed
  • Clinical assessment
  • Submission of an audit of a minimum number of satisfactory training smears for the quality analysis
  • Assessment of client feedback

Assessment

The theory portion of the course consists of 6 online eLearning Modules, each with a quiz, and 1 written assessment to be completed within 12 weeks.

Application form

Please contact Jana Pickard to enquire if space is available first.  Please email a scanned copy of the registration form directly to Jana Pickard as applications sent by post will be delayed.