20 credits at level HE7
The aim of this module is to:
To build upon students’ current skills and knowledge in order to work towards the achievement of core competencies and development of higher level skills required for advanced practice.
Theory and models relating to communication to enable you to gain the high level knowledge and skills of communication required to develop therapeutic relationships.
History taking, consultation, assessment and clinical examination skills
Knowledge and skills relating to clinical examination, relevant diagnostic and interpretation of results using an all systems approach.
Differential diagnosis and decision making.
Implementation of treatment plans, evaluation and review of interventions.
Referral to other agencies
You will learn using a mix of theoretical input and Work Based Learning. This will include lectures and clinical skills, workshops and with work based activities.
You will be expected to produce coursework as follows:
•a formative assessment on the achievement of core competencies relating to consultation , clinical examination and assessment. This will be followed by the agreement of a tri-partite learning agreement bewteen yourself and the HEI eg via the learning facilitator, and a senior clinical supervisor, that reflects your development needs. This agreement will also include details of how your clinical skills will be assessed and quality assured.
•Reflective diaries, demonstrating the development of expertise
A written summative assignment focusing upon a complex case study from the your own area of practice, demonstrating the utilisation of clinical reasoning and decision making skills to make an initial diagnosis, synthesising evidence and knowledge from diverse sources to underpin decisions within the sphere of advanced practice.
An asessment of your clinical skills, as outlined in the learning agreement
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate advanced client-centred skills in history taking, consultation and systematic assessment of health and social needs.
||Use advanced consultation and assessment skills to gather data to identify the health and social needs of clients.|
|2.||Utilise clinical reasoning and decision making skills to make an initial diagnosis of presenting issues, whilst recognising variation in presentation.
||Demonstrate the utilisation of clinical reasoning based upon the data generated during assessment to make an initial diagnosis of the clients' presenting issues.|
|3.||Utilise and synthesise evidence and knowledge from diverse sources to underpin client focussed decisions within the sphere of advanced practice.
||Evaluate the evidence base which underpins the assessment and decisions relating to a client's complex needs.|
|4.||Systematically address complex client issues and make sound judgements using the available data, to formulate, implement and critically evaluate interventions.
Use a broad spectrum of knowledge to underpin decision making about the prioritising of client issues and the implementation of treatment.
Monitor and critically evaluate interventions.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A written analysis of a case study, containing clinical reasoning and synthesis of a treatment plan.||Assessment of clinical skills observed in practice.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bates, B. (2004) Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. London: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Berg, D. (2004) Advanced Clinical Skills and Physical Diagnosis. London: Blackwell Publishing.
Courtenay, M. (2000) Advanced Nursing Skills: Principles and Practice. London: Greenwich Medical Media Ltd.
Cox, C. (2004) Physical Assessment for Nurses. London: Blackwell Publishing.
Jarvis, C. (2000) Physical Examination and Health Assessment.
Sanders, M. (2002) Medical consultation skills: a clinical handbook. Harrow: Addison-Wesley.
Usherwood, T. (1999) Understanding the consultation ; evidence, theory and practice. Buckingham: Open University Press.
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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