Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advanced Practice 15 Credits Level 11; ECTS Points 7.5

1. Overview

To prepare the student to independently undertake a clinical history and examination and critically explore the impact of pathophysiological processes and their impact on patient care to aid clinical decision making.

This module is part of the MSc Advancing Nursing Practice programme but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.

2. What you will study

  • Clinical history taking and clinical assessment across the lifespan.
  • Clinical examination skills of the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and neurological systems.
  • How to construct a differential diagnosis, clinical decision making and documentation of findings.
  • Autonomous practice and scope of practice.

3. How you will learn

The module is delivered using a blend of face to face learning (5 single study days) and online learning (including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums). In addition, students will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

4. Entry Requirements

This module is suitable for registered nurses, midwives and health and social care professionals.

Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.

In addition to course entry requirements, students must identify a clinical mentor within their workplace to facilitate supervised practice of clinical skills.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £845 .

International Students

  • £1200 .

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

  • £845 .

International Students

  • £1165 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £845 .

International Students

  • £1165 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

  • £820 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £800 for the course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

  • £800 for the course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £780 course

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

6. How to apply

For an application pack, please contact nursingcpd@rgu.ac.uk

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15 Credits Level 11; ECTS Points 7.5

Start Date

January, April and August

Course Length

8 - 12 weeks

Mode of Attendance

Blended learning – face to face and online delivery (via Campus Moodle)

Academic School
School of Nursing and Midwifery
More Information:
Nicola Brownie Lecturer
+44(0)1224 262971