The aim of this module is to enable you to develop a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with minor health problems. You will build on current knowledge in order to provide enhanced evidence-based care in primary care, urgent care and first contact settings. This module will enable you to develop a range of 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. This will include providing evidence based anticipatory guidance and educating patients in self-care.
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 xx 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 (xx hours guided study plus xxx hours independent study).
This module advances your professional development by drawing on the four pillars of advanced practice: management and leadership, education, research and advanced clinical practice. It reinforces the core principle that advanced practice is a level of practice rather than a particular role.
To join the module students will need to demonstrate the ability to study at level 7. This could be demonstrated through previous study at Level 7 and/or achievement of above 55% on a level 6 module and/or achievement of a 2:2 at level 6 BSc