The module will cover: Consultation models, Structured history taking skills, Communication strategies used to obtain a comprehensive health history, Anatomical landmarks and physiological principles when undertaking a physical assessment, System specific physical examination skills including Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Ear Nose and Throat, Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Abdominal. Safety Netting, Red Flags, Professional issues relating to scope of practice. It will also discuss the legal and professional issues of autonomous practice as they apply to physical assessment.
Having completed this module you may wish to bring the credits achieved (at level 7 only) into the PGC Emergency Care: Practice Development or a PGC : Enhanced Health Assessment Practice Development or Master's programme. Please discuss this opportunity with the module leader before completion of this module.