Pathophysiology, Investigations and Immediate Management in Advanced Practice (NUM064)

1. Overview

To enable the individual to critically analyse pathological processes to disease management and the impact of investigations to form an immediate management plan within the remit of advanced practice.

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

  • Pathological processes and disease management. The efficacy of tests and investigations.
  • The interpretation and significance of history taking and clinical examination.
  • The justification of immediate management plans for clients.
  • Decision making throughout the patient journey.

3. How you will learn

The module is delivered online using CampusMoodle and incorporates web based workbooks with integrated PowerPoints and resources. In addition, the module will make use of online chat, a virtual clinic, Blackboard Collaborate and discussion forums. 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 working in a community and acute care setting.

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.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £650 .

International Students

  • £1165 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £650 .

International Students

  • £1165 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

  • £630 .

International Students

  • £1130 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £610 .

International Students

  • £1100 .

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

  • £640 for the course

International Students

  • £1100 for the course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £625 course


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.

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6. How to apply

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Start Date


Course Length

One semester

Mode of Attendance


Academic School
School of Nursing and Midwifery
More Information:
John Clarke +44 (0)1224 262925