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AHRO Masterclass in Venous Thrombosis Care

Time limit: 90 days
20 credits

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Full course description


This course aims to equip learners with the advanced nursing techniques allowing them to professionally provide skilled and safer care for clients who experienced venous thrombosis. The focus is the integration of these concepts for providing advanced nursing care for specific physiologic and psychosocial responses of clients with venous thrombosis. This course is a set of 20 credits in time limit of 3 months (204 hours) which include theory (108 hours), and self-directed learning (96 hours).


After taking part in this course, the learners should be able to: - demonstrate advanced knowledge of deep vein thrombosis. - apply high levels of decision-making and problem-solving in nursing management of client with deep vein thrombosis. - adopt critical thinking skills in minimizing the complications of deep vein thrombosis. - use high level communication skills as cornerstone in therapeutic relationships.


  • Total course duration - 3 months = 12 weeks
  • Theory - 3 hours per week for 3 days = 9 hours x 12 weeks = 108 hours
  • Self-Directed Learning (SDL) - 8 hours per week for 12 weeks = 96 hours
  • Total = 108 + 96 = 204 hours


Module 1: Overview on Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

  • Definition of key terms
  • Risk factors and cause of deep vein thrombosis
  • Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis
  • Diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis

Module 2: Current Evidence Based Practice in Management of Client with Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Available treatment of deep vein thrombosis
  • Nursing management of client with deep vein thrombosis
  • Important information about medications

Module 3: Complications and Preventive Measures of Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Complications of deep vein thrombosis
  • Prevention of deep vein thrombosis

Module 4: Application of therapeutic communication skills in management of Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Techniques to improve listening skills in management of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Techniques to improve talking skills management of Deep Vein Thrombosis


To be admitted in this programme, candidates must be nurses and/ or midwives - post registration.


Interactive lectures conducted online (virtual learning environment) and on-site, problemsolving, and case-based approaches to learning. Course materials include lecture notes, PowerPoint presentation slides, and other relevant materials applicable to the course/ module. 


The course will be assessed using the table below: 

  • Formative Assessment 30%
  • Summative Assessment 60%
  • Attendance 10%


Upon completion of the course, successful learners will be awarded with a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate, provided they have passed their formative assessment at 50% and summative assessments at 50%, with 90% attendance in all the course activities.