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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 NOT RUNNING IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/18 THEREFORE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED**

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

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

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

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 multi-choice questions and short answer questions examination, 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).

 

Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

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 TBC - Please contact hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk

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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