Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location. Visit our CPD page to view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.
Health care professionals increasingly work outside their traditional boundaries of practice. In their work as skilled clinicians they seek to enhance the patient experience by bridging gaps in service provision. However, the quality and safety of patient care is dependent on professionals having comprehensive and current skills and knowledge.
This module has been designed for experienced nurses and allied health professionals working in clinical settings. A systems-based approach is used during the module to provide you with the clinical skills and underpinning theoretical evidence to undertake clinical consultation and assessment.
After the module you will be able to recognise the early onset of acute illness and provide objective clinical data to multi-disciplinary colleagues, enhancing patient safely and the effectiveness of patient care.
This module fits well into our MA Professional Practice pathway, or our MSc Health Care Practice pathway.
At the end of the module you will be able to:
- Take a clear and concise medical and psychosocial history from patients.
- Perform appropriate physical examination including: chest/respiratory; heart/circulatory; abdominal; neurological.
- Recognise abnormal physical features in association with diagnostic test results.
- Be able to interpret clinical and psychosocial data and recognise the ill patient.
- Be able to suggest appropriate investigations and treatments.
- Take appropriate action.
Accreditation and professional recognition
This module can be used as part of an accredited academic pathway (such as Advanced Clinical Practitioner).