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Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Health Assessment: Lifespan Perspectives | AHP702-PS | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Health Assessment: Lifespan Perspectives | AHP702-PS | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
07/10/2020 | Available
07/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 04/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 02/12/2020, 09/12/2020, 13/01/2021
January 2021 (provisional) | Available
12/01/2021, 19/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/02/2021, 09/02/2021, 16/02/2021, 23/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 20/04/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


*This module is for Paramedic Practice students only*

This module is a core compulsory module for the MSc Healthcare Practice (Advanced Practice) pathway and is also an option module within the Advanced Clinical Practice Pathway.  The module prepares health and social care professionals with advanced knowledge, skills and capabilities to expertly make clinical decisions through assessment, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with an undifferentiated illness.

It is suitable for healthcare professionals working in community/pre-hospital or acute care. The emphasis of the module is on integrating subjective knowledge from comprehensive history taking and objective data as generated following physical assessment and relevant investigations into the complex clinical reasoning process and on synthesis of evidential practice in the context of undifferentiated urgent care.

It will allow the professional to make a balanced clinical decision based on systematic patient assessment and an understanding of relevant patho-physiologies related to the diagnosis. The educational delivery and ethos of this module emphasises and builds on autonomous self-directed learning for advanced practice.

This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award.


Programme entry requirements


Combined objective structured clinical examination/viva and reflective assignment

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate critical responses through comprehensive history taking and physical examination and takes the initiative and responsibility in decision making and problem solving in clinical and ethical dimensions of practice.
  2. Integrate deep and systematic knowledge of human life sciences in altered physiology and pathology across the lifespan.
  3. To demonstrate in-depth ways of knowing that embrace physical, psychological personal, social, economical and ethical factors which impact on individuals, families and communities.
  4. Deconstruct clinical problems resulting from disease process into the component elements and then reconstruct synthesising clinical decisions and professional reasoning in a holistic way.
  5. Demonstrate expert diagnostic interpretative knowledge in requesting relevant tests and examinations and consider the personal and organisational costs in the clinical reasoning process.
  6. Demonstrate ability to analyse complex investigative findings and empirical evidence in formulating diagnosis.
  7. Uses deep reflexivity to analyse self /actions that considers emotional intelligence and an openness to change.


Course length: 10 Teaching Days

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Course Leader
Name: Daniel Creton

Self Funding: £1690.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

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