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.
This course runs over 14 weeks with one study day per week on a Wednesday between 9am and 5pm.
Applications are now closed for this intake due to a high volume of applications recieved.
Sep: Wednesday 21 and 28 September 2022
Oct: Wednesday 5, 12, 19 and 26 October 2022
Nov: Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November 2022
Dec: Wednesday 7, 14 and 21 December 2022
Jan: Wednesday 25 January 2023
Feb: Wednesday 1, 8, 15 and 22 February 2023
Mar: Wednesday 8, 15, 22 and 29 March 2023
Apr: Wednesday 12, 16 and 26 April 2023
May: Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 May 2023
Jun: Wednesday 14, 21 and 28 June 2023
Jul: Wednesday 5 and 12 July 2023
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 short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 30 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 30 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice - Master's degree