Develop your knowledge and skills in clinical judgement and decision-making, in relation to the assessment and care management of patients/clients.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
- Choose to study at one of our vibrant campuses or complete the course entirely by distance learning
- Study on a modular basis – learning at your own, comfortable pace; Range of modules to choose from to suit your interests and employment needs
- Taught by experienced practitioners and academics, who have extensive experience of working in the NHS and a range of other occupations
- Close support and guidance throughout your studies from a personal tutor
- Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning
- Interactive online classrooms give you the opportunity to debate and discuss real life scenarios and experiences with fellow students, so you'll never feel like you're studying in isolation
- We’ve extensive experience as CPD distance learning providers and have a well-established online study skills package for you to use
- Bring your previous university credit with you – whether from us or another institution. We have generous allowances for the accreditation of prior learning (APL)
- Add a specific title to your degree to reflect the subject area you’ve focussed on (student defined pathway)
You will enhance and extend your current health assessment and clinical decision making skills, as well as gain the skills and knowledge needed to provide a holistic care. Fundamentally, this course will boost your abilities in health assessment and care delivery.
Focussed on the pathway specialism, UADip Enhanced Health Assessment: Practice Development will provide a 60 credit flexible, modular framework which provides a coherent programme of study which recognises and values prior experience and learning.
The programmes aims to:
- Provide learners with the opportunity to develop intellectual, analytical, and problem solving skills to enhance practice.
- Provide learners with the opportunity to develop skills to enable them to critically analyse, interpret and apply evidence to practice.
- Develop graduate key skills within the lifelong learning context.
- Facilitate the development of learners as leaders and/or change agents, able to respond to a dynamic practice environment.
- Provide the opportunity to explore and apply effective collaborative and partnership working
Both modules are run over 2 semesters delivered online only. The Clinical Decision making module must be studied after the Consultation module.
You will need to identify a facilitator in practice for HPCD6050 Consultation and Physical Examination Health Assessment Skills. Your facilitator or facilitators should be a healthcare professional such as a Dr, ACP, SP or Clinical specialist who is competent in the physical examinations and practices them regularly and can commit to regular support to develop your skills. Your facilitator will need to supervise the attainment of consultation and physical examination skills and sign off the competencies for four of the six body systems ((cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, MSK to include back and hip, shoulder and knee, ENT and Neuro to include cranial nerves, gross motor and sensory). You will need to log 40 hours of practice in developing these competencies, with a minimum of 50% of these spent with your facilitator.
- HPCD6050 Consultation and Physical Examination Health Assessment Skills (20 credits at level 6)
- HCPD6053 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making (40 credits at level 6)
For a detailed summary of all course content, please read our programme specification for this course.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
- Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choice within the award, dependent on factors such as recency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs.
- Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items.
- Students who do not have evidence of recent successful study at level 5 will be advised to complete an online study skills package prior to commencing any modules.
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact email@example.com for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
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