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Diagnostic Reasoning in Practice

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

NURS7031

Start dates

January 2022 / September 2022

Application deadline

1 December (for a January start)

1 August (for a September start)

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level

7

Academic credits

20

Overview

This Diagnostic Reasoning in Practice module is theory-based. It will enable you to critically appraise knowledge and evidence related to diagnostic tools used within practice. This knowledge will enable you to make efficient and effective decisions in relation to patients/clients healthcare needs and their management.  

The main sciences will be applied to clinical practice and be developed using a problem based learning approach. This will involve you undertaking activities on the module Moodle site for each of the sciences.

This module requires on-campus attendance in alternate weeks on Wednesdays between 1-4pm.

healthcare professional explaining

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must

  • be a registered Health Care Professional
  • have at least 2 years’ post registration experience
  • be currently working in a clinical environment.

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.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application 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 £1060 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

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

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1060 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

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

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. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

Learning and assessment

You will attend seminars in alternate weeks for ‘problem based learning’. During seminars you will engage in critical debate and exploration of a clinical case study related to one of the 5 main medical science subjects / diagnostic tools.

You will work in small groups to discuss action plans / solutions to the clinical dilemmas. You are expected to apply scientific knowledge when exploring the case scenario, and to determine the evidence-base underpinning the use of relevant diagnostic tools.

students discussing

Learning and teaching

You will be supported to:

  • develop skills in critical analysis and appraisal of theory and research evidence that underpins use of diagnostic tools / tests in clinical practice
  • use online learning activities and directed reading to explore medical sciences, e.g. biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology and haematology
  • apply medical sciences knowledge and understanding when exploring clinical case studies using a problem-based learning approach
  • utilise online learning resources to gain an introduction to interpretation of diagnostic tests, for example, abdominal and chest x-rays, and ECG recordings.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

100% coursework. 

Essay: critically analyse and appraise the evidence base that underpins use of a diagnostic tool relevant to your area of clinical practice.

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.