This postgraduate certificate consists of two compulsory modules, one single (20 credits at Level 7) and one double (40 credits at Level 7). Both modules are delivered face to face and make use of online resources.
P44011 Advanced History Taking and Assessment (20 credits)
This single, level 7 practice-focused module provides you with the opportunity to develop your critical thinking through enhanced knowledge and skills in taking a comprehensive patient history and performing a thorough physical and psychosocial assessment.
P44015 Minor Injury and Illness Management (40 credits)
This double, practice related module offers you the opportunity to explore and critique theories, models and strategies used in the examination and clinical decision making in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries and illness.
As courses are reviewed regularly, the modules may vary from that shown here.
Teaching and learning The teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the programme is underpinned by student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused approaches. Each module has an appropriate division between structured learning activities and private study. Opportunities for sharing existing and developing skills, knowledge and experience are maximised. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed to make the most of the range of experience, skills and knowledge within the group.
Approach to assessment
You will be assessed in each of the modules. There is a mixture of assessment strategies chosen on the basis of their appropriateness for an individual module and programme learning outcomes and content, the academic standard expected and the different styles of learning present. Assessments are used to give an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge as well as the critical and reflective analysis required for professional practice.
Assessments also provide you with an opportunity to experience a range of postgraduate attributes that will prove valuable in your future career.
Attendance pattern You are expected to attend the University one day per week.
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