Clinical Examinations and Diagnostics HEA3304

Overview

This is a 15-week module that equips the student with knowledge and understanding of taking a full history from a patient, carrying a clinical examination and learning about different investigations required in order to make a diagnosis. The four areas covered are: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Ear, Nose and Throat and Gastro-intestinal. Not all systems are covered within this BSc Clinical Examinations and Diagnostics module as this is an introductory to Advanced Practice.

Module Code: HEA3304
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 from Sept2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

Health care professionals who wish to enhance their clinical consultation, examination and diagnostic skills. Students must have experience working within healthcare and demonstrate a sound knowledge base relating to physiology and applied pathophysiology.

What are the key aims of the programme?

• Introduction to History Taking;
• Students will gain theoretical knowledge regarding the clinical examination of four major body systems;
• Formulation of Differential Diagnoses.

What will I study?

• Broad principles of anatomy and physiology;
• The module will focus on the clinical examination of four major body systems (cardiac, respiratory, abdominal, ENT) however other topics incorporated as formal lectures or workshops will include ophthalmology, limb assessment, x-ray interpretation and renal abnormalities and fluid balance.
• Communication, interpersonal skills, confidentiality and legal issues will be highlighted and incorporated throughout the module.

How will I be assessed?

An unseen written exam, including MCQ and scenario questions.

On successful completion you will:

Apply anatomical and physiological principles to promote effective assessment and diagnosis of patients within the specific client group;
• Appraise the processes in place to apply a systematic approach to assessment for patients.
• Utilise appropriate strategies and interventions to effectively perform a clinical history, examination and develop a differential diagnosis;
• Critically evaluate care delivery and indicate strategies to enhance, maintain and improve standards of care;
• Critically examine the care of a patient within their own client group with specific emphasis on the clinical history, clinical examination and the development of diagnosis options.

Study Dates and Venues

February 2021 S2A Aintree

Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Aintree Campus

Starts: Mon 1st Feb 2021

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Monday 1 February 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 2nd Session: Monday 8 February 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 3rd Session: Monday 15 February 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 4th Session: Monday 22 February 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 5th Session: Monday 1 March 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 6th Session: Monday 8 March 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 7th Session: Monday 15 March 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 8th Session: Monday 22 March 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 9th Session: Monday 29 March 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 10th Session: Monday 5 April 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 11th Session: Monday 12 April 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Reading
  • 12th Session: Monday 19 April 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 13th Session: Monday 26 April 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 14th Session: Monday 3 May 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Reading
  • 15th Session: Monday 10 May 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • 16th Session: Monday 17 May 2021, 12.30pm - 4.30pm, Attendance
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    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 complete the online enquiry form.

    For further module information, please contact Module Co-ordinator - Clare Whitehead by telephone on 01695 657013 or by email whitehec@edgehill.ac.uk.

    Pathways

    This module can be studied on a standalone basis
    It is an optional module on the following programmes:

  • BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Paramedic Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Perioperative Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Child & Younger Person Palliative & End of Life Care Practice