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Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Health Assessment: Lifespan Perspectives | AHP702 | 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 | Level 7 (Postgraduate) | Credits 30 | 2020/21
Availability
22/09/2020 | Full
22/09/2020, 23/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 30/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 07/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 14/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 21/10/2020, 03/12/2020
27/10/2020 | Available
27/10/2020, 28/10/2020, 03/11/2020, 04/11/2020, 10/11/2020, 11/11/2020, 17/11/2020, 18/11/2020, 24/11/2020, 25/11/2020, 14/01/2021
20/01/2021 | Available
20/01/2021, 21/01/2021, 03/02/2021, 04/02/2021, 10/02/2021, 11/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 18/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 25/02/2021, 08/04/2021 (OSCE)
02/03/2021 | Available
02/03/2021, 03/03/2021, 09/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 17/03/2021, 23/03/2021, 24/03/2021, 30/03/2021, 31/03/2021, 13/05/2021
01/06/2021 | Available
01/06/2021, 02/06/2021, 08/06/2021, 09/06/2021, 15/06/2021, 16/06/2021, 22/06/2021, 23/06/2021, 29/06/2021, 30/06/2021, 19/08/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.

Description

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.

PreRequisites

Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:

- Students should be working in a clinical area where they are able to access a minimum of 50 hours of supervision by an appropriately experienced healthcare practitioner. Evidence will need to be provided by employers confirming that applicants are clinically facing and will be given a minimum of 50 hours supervised practice.

- Programme entry requirements

Assessment

Usual assessment: Essay and OSCE with Viva

NOTE - TEMPORARY ASSESSMENT CHANGE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, this module has a modified assessment in place: Essay and Clinical Logs. The modified assessment will apply to module runs starting from September 2020 and will remain in place until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow on-site, face-to-face assessment. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be. 

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: Gemma Hurley
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Price

Self Funding: £1690.00

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

Mode of Delivery
Online learning and classroom - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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