Diagnostic Reasoning for Practice

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 semester
Location
Waterside
Start Date
October

Overview Updated 10/07/2019

Through the application of a problem-based approach, this module supports the student to develop their clinical thinking from the formulation of a differential diagnosis, to critically analyse and apply investigative findings to formulate a more definitive diagnosis. Students will be able to critique and apply expert knowledge to justify and be able to request relevant investigations, evaluating and adjusting plans of care based upon diagnostic reasoning.

Course

Highlights

  • Interactive and clinically focussed module content.
  • Facilitated by practicing clinicians based within relevant specialities.
  • Take as part of a full MSc or as a stand-alone module.

Additional

Information

Module Information

Using a theory-based approach, students will critically appraise current knowledge and evidence related to diagnostic tools used within practice. This will enable the student to provide a theoretical base from which to make efficient and effective decisions in relation to service user’s healthcare needs, and their management. This module links with Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (NURM080).

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

Course Details

This module you will support you to develop your clinical knowledge specifically focussed upon the requesting and interpretation of common clinical investigations. Through an active-blended learning approach utilising lectures, clinical laboratory time, online learning and scenario based interactive group work, you will develop the expert knowledge required for the interpretation of common Radiological imaging, common Biochemical and Haematological blood test, Advanced Electrocardiography, Microbiology and immunology, to enable you to apply investigative findings to help formulate a definitive diagnosis.

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Careers

This 20-credit level 7 module can be used towards a master’s qualification in Advanced Clinical Practice at 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

 

Entry Requirements

 

Course Content

The indicative content for the module includes:

  • Principles of Biochemistry – Fluids and Electrolytes, common investigations.
  • Principles of Haematology – Structure and function of blood cells, common disorders, coagulations studies, common investigations.
  • Principles of Microbiology – structure of bacteria and viruses, modes of transmission, antibiotic sensitivities, common investigations.
  • Genetics – structure and function of nucleic acids, chromosomes, inheritence, mutations.
  • Electrocardiography – Physiology of cardiac function, interpretation of ECGs (Rhythm recognition and Diagnostic interpretation).
  • Imaging – Common fractures, interpretation of Chest and Abdominal xrays, with further information around the use of Ultrasound.
  • Foundations of immunology – normal and abnormal immune function.

Facilities &

Special Features

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

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Updated 10/07/2019

  • Through the application of a problem-based approach, this module supports the student to develop their clinical thinking from the formulation of a differential diagnosis, to critically analyse and apply investigative findings to formulate a more definitive diagnosis. Students will be able to critique and apply expert knowledge to justify and be able to request relevant investigations, evaluating and adjusting plans of care based upon diagnostic reasoning.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Interactive and clinically focussed module content.
    • Facilitated by practicing clinicians based within relevant specialities.
    • Take as part of a full MSc or as a stand-alone module.
  • This module you will support you to develop your clinical knowledge specifically focussed upon the requesting and interpretation of common clinical investigations. Through an active-blended learning approach utilising lectures, clinical laboratory time, online learning and scenario based interactive group work, you will develop the expert knowledge required for the interpretation of common Radiological imaging, common Biochemical and Haematological blood test, Advanced Electrocardiography, Microbiology and immunology, to enable you to apply investigative findings to help formulate a definitive diagnosis.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Module Information

    Using a theory-based approach, students will critically appraise current knowledge and evidence related to diagnostic tools used within practice. This will enable the student to provide a theoretical base from which to make efficient and effective decisions in relation to service user’s healthcare needs, and their management. This module links with Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (NURM080).

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

    • This 20-credit level 7 module can be used towards a master’s qualification in Advanced Clinical Practice at 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

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    The indicative content for the module includes:

    • Principles of Biochemistry – Fluids and Electrolytes, common investigations.
    • Principles of Haematology – Structure and function of blood cells, common disorders, coagulations studies, common investigations.
    • Principles of Microbiology – structure of bacteria and viruses, modes of transmission, antibiotic sensitivities, common investigations.
    • Genetics – structure and function of nucleic acids, chromosomes, inheritence, mutations.
    • Electrocardiography – Physiology of cardiac function, interpretation of ECGs (Rhythm recognition and Diagnostic interpretation).
    • Imaging – Common fractures, interpretation of Chest and Abdominal xrays, with further information around the use of Ultrasound.
    • Foundations of immunology – normal and abnormal immune function.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    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

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour