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  • Advanced History Taking and Assessment 

    Advanced History Taking and Assessment is a single, practice-focused module which provides students with the opportunity to develop their critical thinking through enhanced knowledge and skills in taking a comprehensive patient history and performing a thorough physical and psychosocial assessment.  

    Students will be expected to demonstrate analysis and evaluation through their assessment skills, and ability to accurately document 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 explicit support from their clinical manager to undertake this module of study because there is a requirement for supervision in practice.

  • 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.

    Students must be from a respective healthcare background and have support from the clinical manager to undertake this module of study.

    Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.
    Tuition fees
    Home/EU - part time fee: 2020/21: £1,040 per single module.

    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 in the 'This course in detail' window above.

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    100% Coursework
    In semester 1 the module runs every Monday from the 23rd of September 2019 (09:00 to 16:00) for the next seven weeks and then once in the following three weeks with a final session in week 11 of semester 1.
    Students are able to elect the Tuesday study day option from week 2, however, if this is the prefered option, the program administrator should be informed at the point of offer with last sessions on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 December 2019.
    In semester 2 the module runs every Monday from the 27th of January with the last study skills sessions taking place on the 20th and 21st of April 2020. All these skills sessions run from 11:00 to 16:00.

    How this course helps you develop
    Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 


    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.

    How Brookes supports postgraduate students

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    From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.