On successful completion of this Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning of the Presenting Child level 3 (UZUSWE-20-3) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the evidence base underpinning physical assessment and clinical reasoning.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal variants of physical assessment and their clinical significance in children and young people.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts related to anatomy, physiology and clinical reasoning that supports recognition of common illnesses in children and young people.
  • Safely and effectively conduct a clinical examination within the practitioners chosen field, according to universally accepted standards, and demonstrate accurate documentation.
  • Use clinical reasoning to enhance analysis of diagnostic findings in children and young people while working in partnership with child and family.
  • Identify and evaluate outcomes from a physical and developmental assessment in children and young people.
  • Exercise clinical judgement and  formulate an action plan based on the findings of the clinical examination.
  • Apply the process of physical assessment and clinical reasoning to the students own clinical practice.
For the Masters level (UZUSWD-20-M) module:
  • Demonstrate an indepth underpinning knowledge and skill in advanced clinical examination of children.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal variants of the physical assessment and their clinical significance in children and young people.
  • Develop an indepth knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology that underpins clinical examination in children and young people.
  • Safely and effectively conduct an advanced clinical examination within the practitioners chosen field, according to universally accepted standards and demonstrate accurate documentation.
  • Critically analyse and interpret findings of an advanced clinical examination in children and young people.
  • Use clinical reasoning to enhance critical analysis of diagnostic findings in children and young people.
  • Exercise clinical judgement and formulate an action plan based on the findings of the examination while working in partnership with child and family.
  • Critically reflect on their practice with supporting research and demonstrate the ability to change their practice accordingly.

Content

Skills

  • Systematic history taking including developmental assessment
  • Use of assessment tools for recognising normal and abnormal findings in children and young people
  • Introduction to use of frameworks for clinical reasoning
  • Introduction to differential diagnosis and patient risk assessment
  • Introduction to investigations and relevance to practice

Scientific Knowledge

  • Foundations of relevant anatomy and pathophysiology
  • Introduction to clinical findings related to head to toe physical assessment with application to related disease processes.
  • Respiratory examination in children
  • Cardiovascular examination in children
  • Abdominal examination in children
  • Neurological examination in children
  • Musculoskeletal examination in children (Paediatric Gait Arms Legs Spine pGALS)
  • Examination of the newborn.
  • Head, Neck, Skin, Ears, Eyes, Nose and throat examination
  • Rationale for diagnostic investigations and relevance to practice
  • Adolescent consultation skills

Context of physical assessment and clinical reasoning

  • Legal/ethical principles in children’s and young peoples practice (inc. consent, confidentiality and partnership working)
  • Clinical governance and safeguarding in children’s practice
  • Evidence based practice
  • National and local initiatives for changing roles in Children’s advanced practice
  • Health Promotion
  • Red Flags and safety netting in Children’s practice
  • Communicating and building rapports with child young person and their family

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • E-learning including Blackboard,
  • Lectures,
  • Practical sessions,
  • Seminars,
  • Master-classes,
  • Analysis of case studies.

Formative OSCEs undertaken throughout the module will contribute to use as part of your learning strategy for physical assessment.

Study time

48 contact hours. These will take the form of lectures, group activities, case study presentations and practical practice sessions.

Assessment

Level 3:

Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

You are required to independently conduct an advanced clinical examination under controlled conditions in the form of an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). To include history taking station plus one system station.

2000 word critical analysis and evaluation of an eclectic log of clinical examinations undertaken by you in practice. This is an opportunity for you to critically evaluate your practice and clinical examination techniques with supporting research.

Masters level:

Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

You are required to independently conduct an advanced clinical examination under controlled conditions in the form of an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). History taking station plus two systems stations.

2000 word diary report based on critical analysis and evaluation of two clinical examinations undertaken by you in practice. This is an opportunity for you to critically evaluate their practice and clinical examination techniques with support of the evidence base and demonstrate the ability to change their practice accordingly.

  • Level 3 -UZUSWE-20-3
  • Masters Level – UZUSWD-20-M
February run dates (You should expect to attend all dates & an OSCE date):
Wednesday – 12 February 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 19 February 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 26 February 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 04 March 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 11 March 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 18 March 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 08 April 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 06 May 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday – 07 May 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 17:00

 

April dates (You should expect to attend all dates & an OSCE date): 

 

Wednesday – 01 April 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 08 April 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 15 April 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 22 April 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 29 April 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 06 May 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 20 May 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday – 10 June 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:00
Thursday – 11 June 2020 GLENSIDE CAMPUS 09:00 – 16:00

Please ensure you have submitted your application by 0900am on Friday 01/11/2019

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