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Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning


Courses

Please select the level of study you wish to apply for. Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZWK9C-20-M

Level

M

Fees

22-23 Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Assessed

22-23 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Unassessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.


Applications

University

Assessment

You are required to independently conduct an advanced clinical examination under exam conditions in the form of a Structured Observed Physical Examination (SOPE).

Campus

Glenside

Careers/further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Content

Skills

  • Systematic history taking
  • Use of assessment tools for recognising normal and abnormal findings
  • Introduction to use of frameworks for clinical reasoning
  • Introduction to differential diagnosis and patient risk assessment

Scientific Knowledge

  • Foundations of relevant anatomy and pathophysiology
  • Introduction to clinical findings related to head to toe physical assessment with application to related disease processes.
  • Cardiovascular examination
  • Head, neck, skin, ears, eyes, nose and throat examination
  • Respiratory examination
  • Abdominal examination
  • Neurological examination
  • Musculoskeletal examination
  • Rationale for diagnostic investigations and relevance to practice


Context of physical assessment and clinical reasoning

  • Legal/ethical principles
  • Clinical governance
  • Evidence based practice
  • National and local initiatives for changing roles in practice
  • Health promotion

Course Director

Nicholas Smith

Entry Requirements

You must be a registered practitioner.

Introduction

On successful completion of this level 3 (UZWRWV-20-3) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts related to anatomy, physiology and the clinical reasoning that supports recognition of common illnesses.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal variants of the physical assessment and their clinical significance.
  • Use clinical reasoning to enhance critical analysis of diagnostic findings.
  • Systematically identify and evaluate findings from physical assessment.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal issues that impact on clinical reasoning.
  • Apply the process of physical assessment and clinical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills and reasoning underpinning physical assessment and clinical reasoning.
  • Exercise clinical judgement by formulating an action plan based on the findings of the clinical examination.

On successful completion of the Masters level (UZWRWU-20-M) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology that underpins clinical examination within the practitioner's specialist field. 
  • Detect and recognise deviations from normal and understand clinical significance.
  • Critically analyse and interpret findings of the advanced clinical examination.
  • Independently conduct an advanced clinical examination within the practitioners chosen field, according to universally accepted standards and demonstrate accurate documentation.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attitude underpinning advanced clinical examination utilising research based practice.
  • Exercise clinical judgement; formulate an action plan based on the findings of the examination.
  • Critically evaluate their practice with contemporaneous research and demonstrate the ability to change their practice and that of others accordingly.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include e-learning, lectures, practical sessions, seminars, experts from practice, analysis of case studies.

Learning and practice undertaken throughout the module will contribute to your learning strategy for physical assessment.

Independent learning: You will engage with essential reading and practice of physical examination.

Study facilities

Explore the fantastic facilities at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus on this short YouTube clip.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module


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Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZWK9B-20-3

Level

3

Fees

22-23 Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Assessed

22-23 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Unassessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.


Applications

University

Assessment

You are required to independently conduct an advanced clinical examination under exam conditions in the form of a Structured Observed Physical Examination (SOPE).

Campus

Glenside

Careers/further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Content

Skills

  • Systematic history taking
  • Use of assessment tools for recognising normal and abnormal findings
  • Introduction to use of frameworks for clinical reasoning
  • Introduction to differential diagnosis and patient risk assessment

Scientific Knowledge

  • Foundations of relevant anatomy and pathophysiology
  • Introduction to clinical findings related to head to toe physical assessment with application to related disease processes.
  • Cardiovascular examination
  • Head, neck, skin, ears, eyes, nose and throat examination
  • Respiratory examination
  • Abdominal examination
  • Neurological examination
  • Musculoskeletal examination
  • Rationale for diagnostic investigations and relevance to practice


Context of physical assessment and clinical reasoning

  • Legal/ethical principles
  • Clinical governance
  • Evidence based practice
  • National and local initiatives for changing roles in practice
  • Health promotion

Course Director

Nicholas Smith

Entry Requirements

You must be a registered practitioner.

Introduction

On successful completion of this level 3 (UZWRWV-20-3) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts related to anatomy, physiology and the clinical reasoning that supports recognition of common illnesses.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal variants of the physical assessment and their clinical significance.
  • Use clinical reasoning to enhance critical analysis of diagnostic findings.
  • Systematically identify and evaluate findings from physical assessment.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal issues that impact on clinical reasoning.
  • Apply the process of physical assessment and clinical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills and reasoning underpinning physical assessment and clinical reasoning.
  • Exercise clinical judgement by formulating an action plan based on the findings of the clinical examination.

On successful completion of the Masters level (UZWRWU-20-M) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology that underpins clinical examination within the practitioner's specialist field. 
  • Detect and recognise deviations from normal and understand clinical significance.
  • Critically analyse and interpret findings of the advanced clinical examination.
  • Independently conduct an advanced clinical examination within the practitioners chosen field, according to universally accepted standards and demonstrate accurate documentation.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attitude underpinning advanced clinical examination utilising research based practice.
  • Exercise clinical judgement; formulate an action plan based on the findings of the examination.
  • Critically evaluate their practice with contemporaneous research and demonstrate the ability to change their practice and that of others accordingly.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include e-learning, lectures, practical sessions, seminars, experts from practice, analysis of case studies.

Learning and practice undertaken throughout the module will contribute to your learning strategy for physical assessment.

Independent learning: You will engage with essential reading and practice of physical examination.

Study facilities

Explore the fantastic facilities at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus on this short YouTube clip.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk


Enquire

To view all CPD courses offered by UWE Bristol, please select (click on) the box below

View courses