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Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Reasoning for Advancing Practice


Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZWRWX-20-M

Level

M

Fees

19-20 Accredited 20 credits

£950.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.

Course Dates

Course Information : Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning. Please include in your application information regarding your academic history (e.g. have you studied at M level before? Do you have a 1st degree?). Please also include your job role in your application. Poster online submission: 08/06/2020. Poster Presentation: 15/06/2020. Exam: 22/06/2020.

Venue

GLENSIDE CAMPUS

The course is full, please select another available date or join the waiting list.

If you are already registered, clicking on the waiting list button will take you to the application form for you to complete and be added to the waiting list

Attendance days for the course

Monday - 06 January 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 14 January 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 28 January 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 11 February 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 03 March 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 17 March 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 31 March 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 28 April 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Monday - 15 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Monday - 22 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 17:00
Course Dates

Course Information : Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning. Please include in your application information regarding your academic history (e.g. have you studied at M level before? Do you have a 1st degree?). Please also include your job role in your application. Poster online submission: 08/06/2020. Poster Presentation: 16/06/2020. TBC. Exam: 22/06/2020.

Venue

GLENSIDE CAMPUS

The course is full, please select another available date or join the waiting list.

If you are already registered, clicking on the waiting list button will take you to the application form for you to complete and be added to the waiting list

Attendance days for the course

Tuesday - 07 January 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 21 January 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 04 February 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 25 February 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 10 March 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 24 March 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 21 April 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 05 May 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - 16 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Monday - 22 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 17:00

Applications

University

Assessment

Multiple Choice Question examination to demonstrate depth of knowledge across a wide range of pathophysiological principles that underpin diagnostic reasoning.

Poster presentation with an oral defence demonstrating depth of knowledge and critical appraisal of the clinical application of pathophysiology and diagnostic reasoning.

The poster enables you to produce a piece of work that you can take with you and will be beneficial for practice.

Campus

Glenside

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

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

 

Content

An introduction to the mechanisms of disease and general pathophysiological processes related to clinical examples:

  • cell biology
  • cell growth and its disorders including neoplasia
  • inflammationincluding atheroma
  • infection
  • immunology/immunopathology
  • thrombosis/thrombolysis
  • shock
  • genetic contribution to disease

Essential principles of biochemical, haematological, microbiological, radiological and immunological testing including sensitivity and specificity.

Principles of interpretation of diagnostic tests and referral systems

  • Range of diagnostic investigations and relevance to practice

Autonomous decision making

  • Use of tools for effective diagnostic reasoning
  • Use of frameworks for diagnostic reasoning
  • Risk assessment
  • Working with and developing new protocols
  • Requesting and interpreting radiographs

Resource management

  • Context of diagnostic reasoning
  • Evidence based practice
  • Clinical Governance Protocol development
  • Law and ethics
  • Informed consent Legal frameworks

Course Director

Jillian Wood

Entry Requirements

You must be a registered professional in a position of Advanced Practice or aspiring to such a position.

Introduction

On successful completion of this Masters level module, you will be able to:

  • Critically appraise the aetiological factors and relevant risk factors which contribute to processes of disease.
  • Critically evaluate current theories relating to a series of pathophysiological states.
  • Construct a rationale for diagnostic reasoning, using knowledge of the pathophysiological basis of the signs and symptoms associated with a range of disease processes.
  • Obtain, interpret and synthesise information from a range of sources and use it to generate a critical understanding of the specific disease and pathophysiological processes.
  • Use clinical argument to enhance critical evaluation of diagnostic findings, including clinical haematology, radiology, immunology, microbiology and biochemistry.
  • Debate personal and organisational accountability related to the process of diagnostic reasoning.
  • Critically apprise ethical and legal issues which impact on diagnostic reasoning and the inter-professional team.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • E-learning including Blackboard,
  • Lectures,
  • Seminars,
  • Experts from practice,
  • Analysis of case studies.

Study facilities

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Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

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Title

20 credit Masters level module


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