Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 semesters
Location
Waterside
Start Date
October and January

Overview Updated 03/09/2019

Using a mixture of theory, problem-based learning, simulation and clinical experience, students will be encouraged to explore and develop the key factors required to undertake a comprehensive system based physical assessment of a service user. Students will then synthesize clinical findings, integrating a systemic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, to formulate evidence-based plans of care. Assessment experience will be further enhanced through the continued development of clinical skills and role-specific knowledge within the students own clinical work environment.

Course

Highlights

  • Work based learning component to support the development of clinical skills and knowledge within a clinical environment.
  • Interactive and clinically focussed module content.
  • All sessions facilitated by experienced practicing multidisciplinary clinical staff.

Additional

Information

Module Information

This module links with Diagnostic Reasoning for Practice (NURM081).

It can be taken as a stand-alone module or part of MSc Advanced Practice award; Post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice; post graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice or MSc Advanced Practice (Top Up).

Course Details

Through undertaking this module students will develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and application required to undertake a thorough holistic system-based physical examination of a service user.

Students will be able to critically select evidence-based approaches to take a structured and comprehensive history from a range of patients, utilising this information to guide the clinical examination. The module will cover the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to underpin the examination of each of the main body systems to aid in the formulation of differential diagnoses. The main systems covered through the module include the Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems, Examination of the Abdomen, Assessment of both the central and Peripheral Nervous systems, the Musculo-skeletal system, the assessment of the sick child, examination of the Eyes, Ears Nose and Throat, along with a two-day certificated Mental Health First Aid Course. Theories and methods underpinning clinical reasoning and advanced decision making will be explored, along with legal and ethical issues surrounding advanced assessment.

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Careers

This 40-credit module at level 7 can be used towards a masters award in Advanced Clinic Practice for the University of Northampton, or can be undertaken as a stand-alone module.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

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Entry Requirements

All applicants must be currently registered with a professional body (NMC/HCPC) and been registered for a minimum of 3 years.

To apply, you need to complete and submit WBL-Agreement-Form-NURM080 and NURM080-WBL-manager letter with your online application.

Course Content

There are two components of assessment within the module:

  • An Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), assessing the student’s competency to undertake a patient assessment within a controlled environment through direct observation. The OSCE assessment will last approximately 2 hours and will include 5 assessments. Each station needs to be passed successfully to complete this aspect of the assessment. This section has a 50% weighting to the final grade.
  • A portfolio submission containing the work-based learning component of the module and two 2,000-word critical reflections based upon the clinical examination of a patient seen in practice. This section contributes the final 50% of the overall module grade.

Facilities &

Special Features

Use of clinical skills laboratory space and simulation facilities at the University. Work-based Learning component supports development of skills and experience within a clinical environment. Clinically experienced and practicing multi-disciplinary teaching team.

Fees & Funding

2019/2020 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part time: £810 per 20 credit module

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Updated 03/09/2019

  • Using a mixture of theory, problem-based learning, simulation and clinical experience, students will be encouraged to explore and develop the key factors required to undertake a comprehensive system based physical assessment of a service user. Students will then synthesize clinical findings, integrating a systemic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, to formulate evidence-based plans of care. Assessment experience will be further enhanced through the continued development of clinical skills and role-specific knowledge within the students own clinical work environment.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Work based learning component to support the development of clinical skills and knowledge within a clinical environment.
    • Interactive and clinically focussed module content.
    • All sessions facilitated by experienced practicing multidisciplinary clinical staff.
  • Through undertaking this module students will develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and application required to undertake a thorough holistic system-based physical examination of a service user.

    Students will be able to critically select evidence-based approaches to take a structured and comprehensive history from a range of patients, utilising this information to guide the clinical examination. The module will cover the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to underpin the examination of each of the main body systems to aid in the formulation of differential diagnoses. The main systems covered through the module include the Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems, Examination of the Abdomen, Assessment of both the central and Peripheral Nervous systems, the Musculo-skeletal system, the assessment of the sick child, examination of the Eyes, Ears Nose and Throat, along with a two-day certificated Mental Health First Aid Course. Theories and methods underpinning clinical reasoning and advanced decision making will be explored, along with legal and ethical issues surrounding advanced assessment.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Module Information

    This module links with Diagnostic Reasoning for Practice (NURM081).

    It can be taken as a stand-alone module or part of MSc Advanced Practice award; Post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice; post graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice or MSc Advanced Practice (Top Up).

    • This 40-credit module at level 7 can be used towards a masters award in Advanced Clinic Practice for the University of Northampton, or can be undertaken as a stand-alone module.

  • All applicants must be currently registered with a professional body (NMC/HCPC) and been registered for a minimum of 3 years.

    To apply, you need to complete and submit WBL-Agreement-Form-NURM080 and NURM080-WBL-manager letter with your online application.

    .

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    There are two components of assessment within the module:

    • An Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), assessing the student’s competency to undertake a patient assessment within a controlled environment through direct observation. The OSCE assessment will last approximately 2 hours and will include 5 assessments. Each station needs to be passed successfully to complete this aspect of the assessment. This section has a 50% weighting to the final grade.
    • A portfolio submission containing the work-based learning component of the module and two 2,000-word critical reflections based upon the clinical examination of a patient seen in practice. This section contributes the final 50% of the overall module grade.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Use of clinical skills laboratory space and simulation facilities at the University. Work-based Learning component supports development of skills and experience within a clinical environment. Clinically experienced and practicing multi-disciplinary teaching team.

  • 2019/2020 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part time: £810 per 20 credit module

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

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Now Open

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360° Tour