posted 22 July, 2022

Clinical Breast Examination Course

The Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Breast Surgery Department & the National Breast Imaging Academy has developed a Clinical Breast Examination course for GPs, nurse practitioners, breast clinicians, breast physicians, physician associates, specialist breast care nurses, family history nurses and Advanced Clinical Practitioners new to breast care.

Event details

The Nest<br />
Claverton Road,<br />
Roundthorn Industrial Estate<br />
Wythenshawe<br />

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This course aims to provide clinical development and communication skills required for clinicians working within a clinical breast environment, enabling delegates to develop specific knowledge base and skills set in clinical breast examination. As part of this course the delegates will learn breast examination theoretical and practical skills, the importance of good communication, how to take effective clinical history and gain a knowledge on breast pathologies and different referral pathways.

This course will commence with two days theoretical and practical training in Manchester, followed by 6 month in-house training at your local breast unit. As part of registering for this course you must seek and confirm access to your local breast unit or confirm you will gain enough exposure to breast patients in your area of work.

Entry Requirements

  • Permission to undertake clinical breast examination at your local breast unit to enable access to practice.
  • UK Registration (NMC, GMC, HCPC)

Learning Objectives

  • Have a basic understanding of breast anatomy and physiology
  • Learning how to take a relevant clinical history within the breast clinic
  • Have an overview of benign and malignant breast pathologies
  • Learn the theory behind breast examination techniques and practice case based breast examinations
  • Feel confident in communicating with highly anxious patients and having difficult conversations

Day One

  1. Welcome, Introduction & housekeeping
  2. Breast anatomy, physiology & breast symptoms
  3. History taking
  4. Referral pathways & breast examination theory
  5. Breast pathology
  6. What’s expected – portfolio, assessment and assignments

Day Two

  1. Communications Training (Maguire Communication Skills Training delivered by the School of Oncology at the Christie NHS foundation Trust)
  2. Breast examination – practical
National Breast Imaging Academy

To register your interest please contact

Clinical Breast Examination Course Flyer – Final