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Clinical Decision Making Level 7 Online Module



UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department

Start Date

April 2021 TBC

Service Priority

Advanced Practice







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

Course Description

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. 

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. 

What will I learn?

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of theories and frameworks of clinical decision-making that will support clinical judgement in practice 
  • Enhance their knowledge and skills in the management of uncertainty and the application of clinical reasoning in the assessment and management of patients 
  • Analyse and examine the legal, professional and ethical dimensions of applying clinical judgement and decision making in practice 
  • Analyse and evaluate ways in which evidenced based practice will support clinical judgment and clinical decision-making 
  • Reflect on the use of problem solving strategies in the use of clinical judgement and decision-making in practice

How will I learn?

Online – 6 blocks released every two weeks run over twelve weeks 

  • Narrated power points, recorded conversations, links to digital resources, policy and research analysis, 
  • Independent Study 
  • 4,000 worded Written Assignment

Study Dates  TBC

To apply for this as a single module or as Part of the BSc Enhanced Professional Practice as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via Professional Development section. 


Course Director

Alison Hasselder

Progressing your studies  

Although this module does not sit within a defined programme within the School of Health Sciences, it may be possible for this module to be recognised as an optional credit-bearing module within the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) or BSc Enhanced Professional Practice (EPP) programmes.  For further information, please contact 


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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