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This course is designed to prepare nurses, midwives and allied healthcare practitioners who seek to practice enhanced clinical assessment with enhanced autonomy with the additional comprehensive skills in History Taking and Physical Examination across major body systems. When combined with Fundamentals of clinical method and decision making (II), the skills are the foundation for Advanced Practitioner education for those undertaking roles such as Advanced Practitioner, Specialist Practitioner, Consultant Practitioner or Emergency Care Practitioner. They are also essential skills for anyone undertaking Non-Medical Prescribing.
The skills and knowledge gained through this course are also of value to many clinical community based and hospital staff who, as part of their current professional clinical role, are seeking to enhance the quality of the assessments that they undertake on patients in their care. The course is designed to enhance relevant knowledge of anatomy and physiology as they underpin clinical assessment.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course will equip you with:
On completion of this course you will understand and be able to demonstrate performance of methods of undertaking a systematic, comprehensive health history across all the major body systems in an adult using a range of different assessment tools and formats. The body systems will include: cardiac, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, nervous system, genito-urinary, head and neck, diabetes and endocrine, and musculoskeletal. This will Include the role of the ‘general survey’ as part of the core clinical assessment and how this supports integration of the physical examination. You will develop your practice of the examination skills of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation and how to interpret findings to differentiate between ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’.
You will learn the relevant anatomy and physiology for this, particularly ‘surface anatomy’ of the major body systems.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
A series of formatives including class quizz, video with reflection, practice for OSCE exam.
Feedback will be given in line with UoA gudiance on timely feedback, but usually within 2-3 weeks of exam.
There will be immediate feedback on the formative assessments.