This module will enable health care practitioners to develop a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with minor health problems that will equip healthcare practitioners to provide evidence-based care in first contact, urgent and primary care settings.
This module will enable students to:
The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.
Applicants are expected to hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification) and normally a minimum of 6 months post-qualifying experience in order to consolidate training.
Applicants should hold a Dip.H.E., (or equivalent), obtained within the last five years, for entry to the degree programme;
Applicants for the graduate certificate are normally expected to hold an honours or ordinary degree, or equivalent. Equivalences of overseas qualifications are assessed using a specialist resource (NARIC) to which SGUL subscribes.
Healthcare practitioners who do not hold a Dip.H.E. (or equivalent) will normally be considered for standalone level 6 module enrolments if they can demonstrate one of the following:
Successful completion within the last five years of either certificated learning at level 6 or above, or completion of more then 60 credits at level 5, or a minimum of 30 credits at level 5 at or above a grade B (60%);
Successful completion of a level 6 entrance test.
Competency assessment document (CAD) and essay
Who is the module for: Healthcare practitioners with a minimum of 12 months experience in a relevant clinical setting before starting this module. Practitioners would benefit from undertaking Clinical reasoning in physical assessment: lifespan perspectives or the equivalent before undertaking this module.
Course length: 5 consecutive teaching days
Essay to be submitted 4 weeks from the end of the module
Competency Assessment Document (CAD) to be completed with 50 hours in clinical practice. Submission 10 weeks from the end of the module.
Total course length: 15 weeks
Please note that due to the time commitment, this module should not be taken at the same time as HP6031X, HP7004X (Minor Injury).