The aim of this module is to enable the experienced practitioner to develop the skills of physical assessment, 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. It enables the student to undertake an autonomous assessment to start to plan appropriate care or referral for their patients.
After completion of the module you will be able to:
This module will over the following areas:
Learning and teaching will have a problem orientated focus through guided study and case scenarios in order to develop and reinforce lifelong learning perspectives for clinical skills. This will be done through guided on line learning supported by narrated presentations and online demonstration videos for the student to access at any time. Students will attend study days to access face to face clinical assessment skill demonstrations and supervision from teachers. Students will then be given the opportunity to develop these learnt assessment skills in their own practice setting but application of skills will not be assessed.
Study days will give the opportunity for development, application and reflection of clinical examination skills to aid with diagnosis and plan care/ referral.
Assessment will be 100% OSCE based on all the clinical examination skills learnt as well as history taking and a written paper based on anatomy, physiology and clinical scenarios.
To be eligible for this module 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.