The aim of this module is to enable the experienced emergency/ first contact care practitioner to develop proficiency in the skills of assessment, treatment and management of minor injuries and apply this to their clinical context. It provides the autonomous practitioner with the advanced knowledge base, communication skills, and safe clinical examination skills, to equip them to make confident autonomous, effective and evidence based patient care decisions.
On completion of this module, you will be able to:
This module will explore the following topics:
Teaching will have a problem orientated focus through guided study, and case scenario development to develop and reinforce a life long learning perspective for clinical skills. Peer assisted inter-professional teaching and learning, integrated with medical students and the medical school will enable team work and development of peer support.
Students will be given the opportunity to practice clinical assessment under supervision with teacher and peer feedback. This will be complemented by the use of simulation aids and on line video material. Students will then be given the opportunity to develop their skills in the practice setting.
Study days provide opportunity for development, application and reflection of clinical and diagnostic skills. Most study days will be in a workshop design to encourage student led learning and critical enquiry.
OSCE (observed structured clinical assessment) is utilised to consolidate knowledge and skills.
To be eligible for this course, you must have current employment and support to practice in an appropriate health care setting. You should also be able to give details of an allocated clinically experienced (in that field) supervisor who will support your clinical practice.
Please visit our CPD health practitioner webpage to download an application form and for more information on the application process.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.