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Advanced History Taking and Assessment

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

NURS7030

Start dates

September 2022 / January 2023

Application deadline

1 September (for a September start)

1 December (for a January start)

1 April (for a May start) 

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level

7

Academic credits

20

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview

This single, practice-focused module provides students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking by enhancing their knowledge and skills in taking a comprehensive patient history and performing a thorough physical and psychosocial assessment.  Students are expected to demonstrate analysis and evaluation through their assessment skills, and ability to accurately communicate a patient / client health history and examination findings using appropriate terminology, reporting deviations from normal in a succinct manner to colleagues within the multidisciplinary team.

Students must have support from their clinical manager to undertake this module because there is an expectation that students will be supervised in their practice area.

September and January - delivered at Oxford

May - delivered at Swindon.

students having a discussion

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must:

  • be a registered Health Care Professional (NMC, HCPC, GPhC)
  • have at least 2 years’ post registration experience
  • be currently working in a clinical environment conducive to achieving the learning outcomes
  • have support from your clinical manager to undertake this module
  • have access to a clinical supervisor.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1,120 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

2023 / 24
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1,120 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements.

Learning and assessment

This module is taught via a blended learning approach, it involves a mixture of pre session reading, online activities and presentations blended with clinical skills practice. 

You will be expected to:

  • Explore theories / research / practicalities related to consultation models / approaches underpinning the interaction between the health care professional, patient /client, carer / significant other, when taking a health history
  • Undertake guided background reading and use of on-line Virtual Learning Environment resources to revise anatomy, physiology, and assessment of the body system / topic studied each week
  • Participate in skills practice, practising advanced assessment skills on your peer/s
  • Demonstrate and critically appraise own knowledge and skills through, i) completion of at least 3 clinical skills practice assessments overseen by their practice supervisor, ii) utilising formative assessment performance and examiner’s feedback

You will be assessed 100% through coursework.

student doing coursework

Learning and teaching

The module will explore:

  • Theories and models of consultation and history taking
  • Advanced physical assessment techniques
  • Ethical philosophies and theories applied to patient/client assessment
  • Approaches and techniques pertinent to patient/client assessment, and adaption to complex / diverse situations
  • Qualities that support effective communication, and the maintenance of therapeutic and working relationships

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

100% coursework

  1. Practical assessment (scenario based ‘history taking and examination’) (100%)
  2. Evaluation of Clinical Skills Practice’ verified by your practice supervisor (pass/fail)

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

Careers and professional development

Students who complete this module will have a core component toward the Master’s programme requirements for advanced practice, which may facilitate further career progression.

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