This module is a core compulsory module for the advanced practice pathway of the Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc.
The module offers health and social care professionals advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to expertly assess and manage patients presenting with an undifferentiated illness. The emphasis of the module is on integrating subjective and objective data into the complex clinical reasoning process and on synthesis of evidential practice in the context of undifferentiated urgent care.
The module provides the healthcare professional with the opportunity to equip themselves to promptly and efficiently respond to the rapidly changing health landscape. It will allow the professional to make a balanced clinical decision based on systematic patient assessment.
The educational delivery and ethos of this module emphasises and builds on autonomous self-directed learning for independent practice.
This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award.
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
- Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration.
- Hold an Honours degree 2(ii) or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. An Honours degree equivalent to a 2(ii) or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).
- Normally have a minimum of one year's post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific practice related requirements and additional entry criteria will apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines.
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:
Combined objective structured clinical examination/viva and reflective assignment
Course length: 10 Teaching Days