This course will develop your skills in patient assessments and diagnosis, allowing you to gain experience using a systematic and comprehensive approach to clinical assessment. It’s designed for healthcare professionals who are working in or towards an advanced or enhanced healthcare role.
It’s a blended course teaching diagnostic decision making alongside clinical assessment. Often these two elements are taught separately, even though they’re inextricably linked.
The course builds the links between theoretical biology and the applied process of assessing a patient. You’ll understand how different conditions manifest in a patient and what signs can lead you to a diagnosis. You’ll also develop your knowledge of clinical decision making processes.
Our lecturers are all current healthcare practitioners, who share their own clinical experiences along with their extensive theoretical knowledge.
Who is it for?
This course is for registered healthcare professionals. Anyone working in a profession that is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council is welcome to apply. Nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, paramedics and pharmacists are among those who would benefit from this course.
May: Wednesday 5, 12, 19 and 26 May 2021
June: Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 June 2021
July: Wednesday 8, 14, 26, 27 and 28 July 2021
You’ll develop a tangible set of skills that give you the confidence to carry out systematic patient examinations across all the core body systems. You’ll also learn to apply key clinical decision making processes in your work.
By developing different ways of thinking and making decisions, you can take all your experience of working in healthcare and apply it in new ways to benefit patients.
This course also provides an excellent foundation for any professionals who want to go into prescribing.
This course is worth 30 credits toward eligible programmes.