Clinical Decision Making Level 7 Online Module
Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department
This module is available as a Health CPD credit only module or can be taken as part of the Advanced Professional Practice programme. For further information on the Advanced Professional Practice programme please visit https://www.uea.ac.uk/health-sciences/postgraduate-taught-degrees
This module aims to prepare you to be able to manage complex clinical conditions using scientific and contemporary clinical knowledge to underpin action, reflection and evaluation. You will learn how to practice safely and effectively, incorporating a systems approach to clinical examination skills. You will understand the principles of assessment, the process of diagnosis, differential diagnosis, red flags and appropriate planning of care. It will support you to develop your practice as an advanced clinical practitioner to enable you to manage complex clinical conditions using scientific and contemporary clinical knowledge that is evidence based.
What will I learn?
The Clinical Decision Making module is a new module designed to enable students to develop a deeper understanding of clinical situations and how health care professionals make clinical decisions. Patients/clients have the right to expect those responsible for their care and treatment to be effective in their practice. This requires that the practitioner be appropriately educated and trained to be able to take responsibility for their actions (RCN 2008). This module will support the practitioner in developing an understanding of the theory and frameworks underpinning clinical decision making to support their own practice.
How will I learn?
Alison Hasselder A.Hasselder@uea.ac.uk
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.