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History Taking and Clinical Skills for Primary Care - Level 6 - AC0648

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About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

 The module provides an introduction to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of acute and chronic health issues. You will be able to evaluate clinical findings and assess the severity of symptom complexes relating to eyes, ears, nose & throat, respiratory, skin and gynaecological conditions.

The module is intensive in nature and requires student commitment. This module is focussed on history taking required for professionals in Primary Care.

Course Overview:

  • Clinical decision making – critical thinking, nursing decisions
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology of; eyes, ears, nose, throat, chest, gastro intestinal tract, cardiac and of women’s health
  • History taking
  • Mechanism of illness
  • Clinical examination techniques
  • Management pathways
  • Pharmacological intervention
  • Psychological and emotional issues
  • Patient empowerment and decision making
  • Documentation
  • Confidentiality and ethics

Dates for October Cohort:

Thursday 11th October

Friday 19th October

Thursday 25th October

Friday 9th November

Thursday 15th November

Thursday 29th November

Thursday 6th December

 

 

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

The module will be delivered through a combination of guided study, structured lecturers and practical workshops. The student is required to participate in the practice sessions from the start.

To ensure that the assessment strategy addresses both the theoretical and practical elements of the module, the students will be assessed through a 2500 word assignment, as well as an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops & Guided Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Intensive Short Course

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start October 2018 or February 2019

Duration 10 Weeks

The module is intensive in nature and requires student commitment. This module is focussed on history taking required for professionals in Primary Care.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

See below for an overview of this course:

  • Clinical decision making – critical thinking, nursing decisions
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology of; eyes, ears, nose, throat, chest, gastro intestinal tract, cardiac and of women’s health
  • History taking
  • Mechanism of illness
  • Clinical examination techniques
  • Management pathways
  • Pharmacological intervention
  • Psychological and emotional issues
  • Patient empowerment and decision making
  • Documentation
  • Confidentiality and ethics

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