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Advanced History Taking and Assessment
Credit bearing module
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.
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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.
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