- Module Code: NURS09155
- Credits & SCQF Level 20 credits @ SCQF Level 9
- Term: 1 (September-December)
- Delivery: Fully Online
- Module Co-ordinator: Pamela Young (email@example.com)
The aim of this module is to prepare first level nurses and AHP's to develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake a structured physical assessment in both acute and primary care settings. The module will encourage learners to develop critical application of skills in the following areas:
- Structured Consultation
- Holistic History Taking
- Inspection, Palpation, Percussion and Auscultation Techniques
- Differential Diagnosis
- Appropriate Escalation
- Legal aspects of the enhanced role
Major systems explored will include Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Abdominal, Musculoskeletal and Neurological, with optional resources specific to the practitioner's area of practice such as Paediatrics and Mental Health. The module is mapped to SCQF Level 9 (degree) and will provide 20 SCQF credits. Following completion of the module and a period of consolidation practitioners will be competent in undertaking physical assessment skills and appropriate escalation relevant to individual person-centred needs and safety.
Students will be supported to undertake two components of assessment, namely:
A 2000 word case study critically examining the presentation, initial assessment and history from a patient followed by an outline of the patient's physical assessment underpinned by a structured consultation process.
A competency log demonstrating the student's ability to link theory to practice in the clinical environment. At least 50 hours clinical practice will be required to demonstrate competency supported by a Practice Assessor experienced in Clinical Assessment techniques.
You should normally hold your degree or have previously studied at SCQF Level 9. Other qualifications and experience may be considered.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE MODULE?
The module is designed for practitioners from both acute and primary care. It is designed to prepare practitioners to undertake enhanced assessment skills required in a modern healthcare context. Practitioners will be expected to undertake at least 50 hours of work-based learning to achieve competence supported by a Clinical Assessor who has the relevant experience/qualifications to support the student.
Please note: this course is not suitable for practitioners who wish to undertake Advanced Practice training.
Applications can be made online through our online application system. Prospective students will be required to submit the following information on application.
- A Statement in Support from your line manager confirming Clinical Assessment skills will be required (form attached below). Statements should include your line manager's name, email address, signature, and professional registration number
- Completed Clinical Assessor details ensuring all areas are completed
- A personal statement in support of why you wish to undertake this module
All forms must be uploaded into the UWS online application system. Failure to complete the form will result in a delay in your application being processed.
STATEMENT IN SUPPORT FORM
Fees & Funding Opportunities
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For further information on module availability, applications, fees and funding please contact the School’s Education Guidance Adviser at: HLSGuidance@uws.ac.uk. For more information about the module content please contact the module co-ordinator - Mrs Pamela Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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