Clinical Assessment and Diagnostics HEA4025_N20

Overview

The module has been designed to enable health care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills required to elicit and record an accurate clinical history and perform a clinical examination focusing upon the major body systems. Successful interpretation of clinical diagnostic results, so as to inform a clinical management plan, is a key element within this module.

Module Code: HEA4025_N20
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

Practising healthcare professionals working within primary and secondary care. Practitioners currently working in walk-in centre, specialist clinics, GP Practices, health care centres and in acute trusts will find this module beneficial. Practitioners accessing this module would normally have a minimum of three years post qualification experience in the health care setting.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The aim of this module is to develop your cognitive and clinical skills with regard to the consultation process, clinical examination of major body systems and interpretation of diagnostic data.

What will I study?

  • Clinical History;
  • Clinical Examination including respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal and neurological;
  • Interpretation of clinical data including arterial blood gas analysis, ECG, x-ray, biochemistry, haematology and bacteriology.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this module will be an unseen written examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

This module should run concurrently with module HEA4241 - Developing Practice Capability in Advanced Care. This will enable you to practice the skills that you have learnt in the classroom on HEA4025_N20, within your own clinical area and others, with the support of an appropriately qualified health care professional, such as, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Doctor, to act as your Practice Supervisor. You should discuss this practice-based module with your practice educator to ensure that your workplace is able to support you prior to applying for the two modules together. Completing both modules will give you a total of 40 credits at level 7.

On successful completion you will:

Obtain and record a detailed and accurate clinical history for a diverse range of clinical presentations, perform a clinical examination of major body systems and interpret clinical diagnostic results. Utilising this information you will be able to formulate and document an appropriate management/treatment plan.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2020 S1 Aintree

Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Aintree Campus

Starts: Thu 3rd Sep 2020

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Thursday 3 September 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 2nd Session: Thursday 10 September 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 3rd Session: Thursday 17 September 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 4th Session: Thursday 24 September 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 5th Session: Thursday 1 October 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 6th Session: Thursday 8 October 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance,
  • 7th Session: Thursday 15 October 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 8th session: Thursday 22 October 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 9th session: Thursday 29 October 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Reading
  • 10th session: Thursday 5 November 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 11th session: Thursday 12 November 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 12th session: Thursday 19 November 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 13th session: Thursday 26 November 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 14th session: Thursday 3 December 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 15th session: Thursday 10 December 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 16th session: Tuesday 15 December 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 17th session: Thursday 17th December 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 18th session: Thursday 7 January 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

    For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

    For further information on module content please contact Module Coordinator Clare Whitehead on 0151 529 2329 or email whitehec@edgehill.ac.uk

    Pathways

    This module can be taken as a standalone module. It is an optional module for the following programmes:

  • MSc Leadership Development
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Professional Clinical Practice