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

September 2019

Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Aintree Campus

Starts: Mon 9th Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Mon 09 Sep 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 2nd Session Mon 16 Sep 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 3rd Session: Mon 23 Sep 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 4th Session: Mon 30 Sep 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 5th Session: Mon 07 Oct 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 6th Session: Mon 14 Oct 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 7th Session: Mon 21 Oct 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 8th Session: Mon 28 Oct 19 Reading Week
  • 9th Session: Mon 04 Nov 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 10th Session: Mon 11 Nov 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 11th Session: Mon 18 Nov 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 12th Session: Mon 25 Nov 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 13th Session: Mon 02 Dec 19 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • Written Exam Session: Mon 16 Dec 19 13.00 -15.30 Attendance

Study dates and times are subject to change.

February 2020

Venue: Postgraduate Centre, Aintree Campus

Starts: Mon 3rd Feb 2020

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Mon 3rd Feb 20 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 2nd Session Mon 10th Feb 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 3rd Session: Mon 17th Feb 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 4th Session: Mon 24th Feb 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 5th Session: Mon 2nd Mar 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 6th Session: Mon 9th Mar 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 7th Session: Mon 16 Mar 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 8th Session: Mon 23rd Mar 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 9th Session: Mon 30 Mar 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 10th Session: Mon 6th Apr 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 11th Session: Mon 13 Apr 20, Reading Week,
  • 12th Session: Mon 20th Apr 20, 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • 13th Session: Mon 27 Apr 20 12.30 -16.30 Attendance
  • Written Exam Session: Mon 11th May 20, 13.00 -15.30 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