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.
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.
This module supports your professional development by promoting: management and leadership, education, research and enhanced clinical practice to enable you to move forward in your level of practice.
To join the module students will need to demonstrate the ability to study at level 6. This could be demonstrated through previous study at Level 6 and/or achievement of above 55% on a level 5 qualification.