Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module level: 6 and 7
Module credits: 30 credits
Please make sure you are applying for the correct level of study. Before you apply, carefully read the module information and entry requirements, as it will not be possible to change assessment level at a later date.
Develop your nursing or AHP skills to deliver same-day consultation services for patients - or enhance your existing skills by improving your decision-making and becoming more confident in offering treatment and referrals. Our Clinical Assessment Skills short course covers physical exams for all body systems, and assessment of common conditions and minor injuries, learning to use and interpret diagnostic equipment.
Primary healthcare nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) have the potential to provide same-day consultation services for patients, and many of them already diagnose and treat patients with minor ailments. However, this isn’t always underpinned by the appropriate education and skilling.
You’re a nurse or an AHP who wants to excel at what you do. Our short course covering Clinical Assessment Skills / Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment will teach you to receive patients with undiagnosed health needs and to offer treatment or referral. You’ll learn to use what you already know to deliver advanced services which are usually offered by doctors and advanced nurse practitioners.
Many of the clinical skills you need for assessing and diagnosing injuries and minor illness are the same, but the diagnostic processes are very different. You’ll learn to assess and manage patients with a range of undiagnosed minor and long-term illnesses/diseases. You also learn to discharge them or refer them to specialist teams.
This course is for nurses and Allied Health Professionals who want to advance their practice. By integrating theory with practice, you'll build the competencies you need to provide same-day consultation services for clients.
Important - please read carefully
The study dates below apply to standalone module applicants only – if you are a BSc or MSc award student, your teaching dates will be available to view on your timetable, or you can get them from your Course Administrator. Your allocated study dates cannot be changed, so we strongly recommend that you do not book your off-duty until these dates have been formally confirmed to you.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our small, friendly campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
To access this course at Level 6 you must:
To access this course at Level 7 you must:
Workshop continuing professional development (1 day)
Bespoke start date
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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