Enhanced Clinical Assessment Level 6 (Health CPD)
- Module Cost
- Further Information
The diversification of traditional care provision and the need to reduce hospital admissions has seen the opening of GP led Walk-In Centres, the 111 service, Minor Injury Units and Urgent Care Centres staffed by a range of qualified healthcare professionals. As such, there is an increasing need for practitioners to develop enhanced skills in clinical assessment and examination. This module fosters effective skills in decision-making and critical analysis of rapidly changing situations; promotes analysis of clinical judgements through reflective processes such as clinical supervision; and supports the philosophy of safe and high-quality care that recognises patients as unique individuals. This module includes work-based learning and assessment in practice, in addition to university-based learning. This means you will need to demonstrate some clinical skills in practice and have a suitably qualified colleague assess your competence. They will do this using a Practice Assessment Document which will be provided when you start the module.
Online Block Release Dates:
25/09/23, 09/10/23, 23/10/23, 06/11/23, 20/11/23, 04/12/23
Live Online Webinars:
25/09/23, 09/10/23, 23/10/23, 06/11/23, 20/11/23, 04/12/23 all at 2-4pm
Live Online Tutorials:
02/10/23, 16/10/23, 30/10/23, 13/11/23, 27/11/23, 11/12/23 all at 2-3pm
Face to Face Skills Day:
At the end of this module the student will be able to;
- Understand health and illness from a psychological and pathophysiological perspective incorporating a systematic approach to clinical examination skills.
- Apply knowledge and understanding of the principles of assessment including the process of diagnosis, differential diagnosis, red flags and appropriate planning of care.
- Critically discuss the importance of age, class, gender and ethnicity and social context in the provision of sensitive and appropriate services.
- Demonstrate expertise in prioritising complex health problems and using appropriate interventions to recognise and manage acute and chronic conditions, including the interpretation of results/findings.
- Manage risk appropriately and provide justification for actions.
- Acknowledge your own limitations and clinical role boundaries while demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the contribution of other professionals and agencies, and appropriately refer to them
- Critically analyse and apply appropriate and robust evidence to support enhanced clinical assessment and decision-making.
6 Online Blocks of Learning
Live Online Webinars and Tutorials
Face to Face Skills Day
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials and webinars
Suggested time for practice-based supervision and assessment: 36 hours
- Written Assignment
- Assessment of Practice
To develop and demonstrate the competencies listed in the Practice Assessment Document it is anticipated you will need to carry out at least 36 work-based learning hours during the module (which runs for 12 weeks). For this reason, support from employing organization is required. Please note this is in addition to the theory components of the module.
Practice-based supervision and assessment is required by a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner who has completed UEA Practice Assessor Training or equivalent.
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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.
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