This introductory course prepares you as an experienced practitioner to acquire systematic and structured history taking, physical examination and diagnostic reasoning skills in relation to four systems: the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system and the urinary system.
It will help you assess adults with undiagnosed presentations, distinguish normal from abnormal findings and formulate differential diagnoses in order to manage, treat or refer patients.
The vision for the course is to enable practitioners to facilitate the NHS Long Term Plan (NHS 2019) and informed by Transforming Primary Care: Safe, proactive, personalised care for those who need it most (Department of Health 2014) and Five Year Forward View (NHS 2014).
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for primary care practitioners who want to advance their clinical practice, and who wish to progress to a non-medical prescribing course following completion of the course at Level 7.
This course runs in the autumn and summer each year.
Teaching is face to face for 3 hours per week over 10 weeks - 9:30am-12:30pm.
Practical session are full days - 9:30am-5pm
Sep: Wednesday 21 and 28 September 2022
Oct: Wednesday 5, 12 and 19 October 2022
Nov: Wednesday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November 2022
This course may be taken as standalone or credits can be carried forward onto the BSc/GradDip/PGDip Public Health (District Nursing) programme or the BSc/PGDip Primary Care (Practice Nursing) programme.
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 15 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 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
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