Clinical Assessment and Diagnostics HEA4025

Overview

This module is currently under review for revalidation.
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
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). You are also required to successfully complete a Practice Assessment Document. You should discuss the Practice Assessment Document with your practice educator to ensure that your workplace is able to support you prior to applying for this module. You must pass the practice assessment component to be awarded the credits for this module. In order to complete this component you must agree to enter into a learning contract with a suitably qualified mentor within your own area of clinical practice.

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 2019 S1

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Thu 19th Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • 1st Session, Thur, 19 Sep 19, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, Attendance & 1.30pm – 4.30 pm, Online
  • 2nd Session: Thur, 26 Sep 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 3rd Session: Thur, 03 Oct 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 4th Session: Thur, 10 Oct 19, Reading Week
  • 5th Session: Thur, 17 Oct 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 6th Session: Thur, 24 Oct 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 7th Session: Thur, 31 Oct 19, Reading Week
  • 8th Session: Thur, 07 Nov 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 9th Session: Thur, 14 Nov 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 10th Session: Thur, 21 Nov 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 11th Session: Thur, 28 Nov 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 12th Session: Thur, 05 Dec 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 13th Session: Thur 12 Dec 19, Reading Week
  • 14th Session, OSCE Tue, 17 Dec 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 15th Session: OSCE Wed, 18 Dec 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 16th Session: OSCE Thu 19 Dec 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 17th Session: OSCE Fri 20 Dec 19, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • Examination: Thu, 09 Jan 2020, 9.30 am– 1.00pm, Attendance.

Study dates and times are subject to change.

January 2020 S2

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Thu 30th Jan 2020

Session Times:
  • 1st Session, Thur, 30 Jan 20, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, Attendance & 1.30pm – 4.30 pm, Online
  • 2nd Session: Thur, 06 Feb 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 3rd Session: Thur, 13 Feb 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 4th Session: Thur, 20 Feb 20, Reading Week
  • 5th Session: Thur, 05 Mar 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 6th Session: Thur, 12 Mar 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 7th Session: Thur, 19 Mar 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 8th Session: Thur, 26 Mar 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 9th Session: Thur, 02 Apr 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 10th Session: Thur 09 Apr 20, Reading Week
  • 11th Session: Thur, 16 Apr 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 12th Session: Thur, 23 Apr 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 13th Session: Thur, 30 Apr 20, Reading Week
  • 14th Session, OSCE Tue, 12 May 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 15th Session: OSCE Wed, 13 May 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 16th Session: OSCE Thu, 14 May 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • 17th Session: OSCE Fri, 15 May 20, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Attendance
  • Examination: Thu, 04 Jun 2020, 9.30 am– 1.00pm, 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 Dave Owens on 0151 529 6241 or email owensd@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