Teaching will comprise a variety of methods; formal taught sessions, case based group discussions, practical demonstration of devices, treatments and techniques used in the diagnosis and management of a patient with allergic disease.
The teaching will take place in four blocks, with two days teaching in each block. Block one and two are considered ‘core’ blocks and these must be attended, with an additional two days, chosen by the student.
Students will be taught the practical skills of skin prick testing, adrenaline auto injector device administration, lung function testing and device, such as inhalers and nasal sprays, administration training. This training will be supplemented by completion of the BSACI competency document in clinical practice, over the duration of the course.
Students will be required to identify an educational supervisor. This supervisor will support them in practice and complete their competency document.
Following successful completion of the course, which includes; the BSACI competency document, 37.5 hours clinical practice and case presentation will be awarded a certificate, which confirms they have the basic skills and knowledge required for an allergy health care professional.