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Clinical Decision Making Level 6 Online Module



UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

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

Start Date

April 2021 TBC

Service Priority

Advanced Practice







Course Description

This module adopts a problem based learning approach and enables you to explore the application of theories and frameworks to your clinical judgement and clinical decision making in your area of practice. You will explore the related legal, professional and ethical issues; clinical reasoning and the management of uncertainty in patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions. To ensure that you are effective practitioner making clinical decisions with patients and clients many times during their health and care journey. 

 This module enhances your professional development by drawing on management and leadership, education, research and enhanced clinical practice to enable you to move forward in your level of practice.  

Is this course for me?

Students should be registered with the NMC or HCPC

What will I learn?

  • Develop knowledge and critical understanding of theories and frameworks of clinical decision-making that will support clinical judgement in practice 
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills in the management of uncertainty and the application of reasoning in the assessment and management of care 
  • Critically examine the legal, professional and ethical dimensions of applying clinical judgement and decision making in practice 
  • Critically evaluate ways in which evidenced based practice will support clinical judgment and clinical decision-making 
  • Critically 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 over twelve weeks 

  • Narrated power points, recorded conversations, links to digital resources, policy and research analysis, 
  • Independent Study 
  • Written Assignment (3,000 words) 

Study Dates  TBC


Course Director

Alison Hasselder

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. 

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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