40 credits at level HE6
To provide the health care practitioner with the underpinning knowledge and supporting skills to manage patients with long term conditions.
Underpinning knowledge of anatomical structures and physiology of 5 body systems and related pathophysiology
Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Renal, Musculo skeletal
Interpretation of results
You will learn using a mix of theoretical imput and work based Learning.
This will include:
Problem based learning
Clinical skills workshops
Work based Activities
assessment under examination conditions
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 5 core body systems relating to your clinical field of practice||
1.1 Explain in detail anatomical structures and applied physiology of specified body systems
1.2 Differentiate between normal and abnormal physiology of specified body systems
1.3 Discuss the related pathophysiology to a diagnosis
|2.||Demonstrate competence in the assessment of clients with long term conditions||
2.1 Select, apply and evaluate a variety of models and theories to underpin the assessment/consultation
2.2 Apply a diverse range of communication skills
2.3 Utilise clinical reasoning and decision making skills to make an initial diagnosis
2.4 Demonstrate patient participation in the decision making process
|3.||Demonstrate clinical expertise in in the management of long term conditions||
3.1 Undertake a physical examination of the specified body systems
3.2 Provide a robust argument to support your clinical reasoning taking into account differential diagnoses
3.3 Identify and justify relevant clinical investigations
|4.||Utilise skills of investigation to inform your clinical practice||
4.1 Identify and justify the selection of a topic for investigation and itís relevance to the studentís professional practice.
4.2 Seek out and interpret data from a range of relevant sources.
4.3 Demonstrate critical analysis of the literature in relation to the chosen topic.
|5.||Create an environment that promotes clinical best practice||
5.1 Identify strategies that promote best clinical practice
5.2 Formulate a proposal for promoting effective clinical practice
5.3 Consider the legal and ethical dimensions of your proposal
5.4 Recognise the scope of your own professional practice.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||To examine knowledge of anatomy and physiology of specified body systems (no compensation for this element of assessment).||Objective Structured Clinical Examination||An independent enquiry 5000 words|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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British Medical Association (2009) Ethics of caring for older people (2nd Ed) Wiley Blackwell Oxford
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Usherwood, T. (1999) Understanding the Consultation: Evidence Theory and Practice Open University Press, Buckinghamshire
Wakey, G.,Chambers, R (2005) Chronic disease management in primary care: quality and outcomes Radcliffe Oxford
Electronic journals can be accessed via Athens through the learning and support website.
Useful e-portals are:
ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source
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