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History Taking and Physical Assessment (Adult/Child) - Level 6 - AC0246

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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.

This intensive course will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes. You will get the opportunity to evaluate routine clinical investigations and assess the severity of symptom complexes relating to common gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological conditions.

This course would suit a range of healthcare professionals who would like to develop their practice in the area of history taking and physical assessment. It is recommended for those practitioners who are either currently required to use these skills in practice or in the near future.

The content of the module will include the following:

  • Health history skills
  • Understanding sepsis and its management
  • History and examination of the Cardiovascular system
  • History and examination of the Respiratory system
  • History and examination of the Gastrointestinal system
  • History and examination of the Neurological system
  • Understanding Acute Kidney Injury and its management
  • Timetabled supervised practice.

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 lectures and practical workshops. You will be able to participate in practice sessions from the beginning of this intensive course. An opportunity to practice these skills is timetabled in the module.

You will be assessed on both theoretical and practical elements of the module, through a multiple choice and short answer examination, as well as a multi-station objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

 

Learning Environment

This module 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.

 

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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).

 

Give Your Career an Edge

As well as enhancing your CV, this module will enable you to use the intellectual and theoretical skills gained to develop your practice in the area of patient examination and management.

 

Your Future

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

 

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Sector Healthcare Public Health

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

Duration 13 Weeks

This course would suit a range of healthcare professionals who would like to develop their practice in the area of history taking and physical assessment. It is recommended for those practitioners who are either currently required to use these skills in practice or in the near future.

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

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