Clinical History Taking and Examination Skills for Advanced Practice
Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5
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This module is part of the MSc Advancing Nursing Practice programme but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.
- 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
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
This 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, you will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.
The course is assessed via OSCE and examination.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
This module is suitable for registered nurses, midwives and health and social care professionals.
Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, you are encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.
In addition to course entry requirements, you must identify a clinical mentor within your workplace to facilitate supervised practice of clinical skills.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
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The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
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Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.