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Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme offers funded places for counselling courses

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We – the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme – are delighted to offer fully funded places and bursaries for eligible practitioners to attend 2 nationally recognised courses delivered by King’s College London: 

  1. Genetic Risk Assessment and Counselling module
  2. Haemoglobinopathies: Short Counselling Course

A blackboard with 'learning is not just for school but for life' written on it.If you are a midwife or counsellor who delivers counselling to parents at risk of having a baby with a haemoglobinopathy then the Genetic Risk Assessment and Counselling module is for you.

This 4-day module will give you an in-depth knowledge of haemoglobin disorders and the practical applications of genetics in health care, including:

  • genetic testing
  • prevention of genetic disorders
  • prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling

Course dates (students to attend all 4 dates): 12 to 13 May and 16 to 17 June 2016

90% of practitioners who did the module in 2015 strongly agreed that the course had increased their skills and knowledge. Comments included ‘excellent’, ‘vital’, ‘very valuable’, ‘excellent resources and lectures’, ‘very encouraging and inspiring team’.

If you are a nurse, midwife, health visitor or other non-specialist health practitioner then the Haemoglobinopathies: Short Counselling Course is for you.

This 1-day course will give you a greater understanding of the SCT programme. You will become skilled in counselling parents who are at risk of having a baby with a haemoglobinopathy and in providing results to parents of babies identified as carriers.

London course dates:

  • 19 November (this Thursday) or 21 April 2016

*New* Manchester course date:

  • 23 June 2016

Comments from professionals who attended the course in 2015 included ‘fantastically knowledgeable tutors’, ‘very thorough’, ‘enjoyable teaching styles’, ‘felt I learnt a lot’, (speakers') ‘enthusiasm shone through’.

Further information about both courses can be found on the CPD site.

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