This module will enable you the health care practitioner to develop a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with minor health problems and prepare you to provide evidence-based care in primary care, urgent care and first contact settings. The module will enable you to build on existing skills that reflect an individualised, empowering and holistic approach to patient health assessment, care management and treatment in a more advanced and autonomous clinical role. You will build on your knowledge base, demonstrating evidence based practice in the care of a patient with a minor health problem, providing anticipatory guidance and educating patients in self care.
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.
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 40 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 (90 hours guided study (approx) plus xx hours independent study).
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.