Local Anaesthesia Diploma

This course is now open for applications from HCPC Podiatry registrants. Upon successful completion the student will be eligible to apply to have their HCPC registration annotated for Local Anaesthesia. This registration forms a separate entry point on the HCPC register. The Academic component of this course will involve e-lectures, e-tutorials and self-directed learning. The clinical element of this course shall be held in the clinics at The Smae Institute in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Open Day & Registration Day

Saturday 17th February 2024 (Zoom)

The Open Day is available to all HCPC Registered Chiropodists/Podiatrists who wish to find out more information about our Diploma IN Local Anaesthesia for Podiatric Practice (with an option PNA course).

The Open Day will discuss the course in more detail and those wishing to embark on the course will be be invited at a later stage to attend an individual session, both of which are pre-requisites for those who wish to enrol.

For more information or to book a place on our virtual Open Day, please email info@smaeinstitute.co.uk or call 01628 621100 ext *219.

About the Course

Theory Element

The theory section of the course comprises of 2 modules: “Understanding Pain and Pain Management” and “Local Anaesthesia for Podiatry Practice”. Both of these must be passed prior to progressing onto the clinical element.

Clinical Element

The mandatory 3 day clinical practice element of the course focuses on the administration of local anaesthesia and is carried out in three stages: the review of underpinning theory, practical clinical skills training on simulation models and carrying out supervised clinical practice on clients attending The Smae Institutes clinics.

Course Fee: £1,600

PNA Course

After successful completion of The SMAE Institute Diploma in Local Anaesthesia, students may opt to complete a course in Partial Nail Avulsion at no extra cost.

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Course Time Table

Open / Registration Day (Location: The SMAE Institute)

Saturday 17th February 2024 (Zoom)

Introductory Lectures (Location: The SMAE Institute)

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Module 1 (Location: e-Learning)

Begins: Monday 27th May 2024

Module 1 Assessment Submission

Friday 16th August 2024

Module 2 (Location: e-Learning)

Begins: Monday 23rd September 2024

Module 2 Assessment Submission

Friday 6th December 2024

Clinical Practice

Early 2025

Open Day Booking

Please complete the form below for more information and to book your place on our Open Day

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