The deadline for applications has now passed. If any spaces become available we will re-advertise this module. 

*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Please contact UWE directly if you have any queries about this.*

On successful completion of this level 3 (UZWRWV-20-3) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts related to anatomy, physiology and the clinical reasoning that supports recognition of common illnesses.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal variants of the physical assessment and their clinical significance.
  • Use clinical reasoning to enhance critical analysis of diagnostic findings.
  • Systematically identify and evaluate findings from physical assessment.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal issues that impact on clinical reasoning.
  • Apply the process of physical assessment and clinical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills and reasoning underpinning physical assessment and clinical reasoning.
  • Exercise clinical judgement by formulating an action plan based on the findings of the clinical examination.


On successful completion of the Masters level (UZWRWU-20-M) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology that underpins clinical examination within the practitioner’s specialist field.
  • Detect and recognise deviations from normal and understand clinical significance.
  • Critically analyse and interpret findings of the advanced clinical examination.
  • Independently conduct an advanced clinical examination within the practitioners chosen field, according to universally accepted standards and demonstrate accurate documentation.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attitude underpinning advanced clinical examination utilising research based practice.
  • Exercise clinical judgement; formulate an action plan based on the findings of the examination.
  • Critically evaluate their practice with contemporaneous research and demonstrate the ability to change their practice and that of others accordingly.

Learning and Teaching

  • A variety of approaches will be used which may include e-learning, lectures, practical sessions, seminars, experts from practice, analysis of case studies. Formative OSCEs undertaken throughout the module will contribute to use as part of your learning strategy for physical assessment.
  • A total of 48 contact hours will take the form of lectures, group activities, case study presentations and practical practice sessions.


For further information on module content please visit UWE’s module page. 


The dates for this module are as follows:


*Please note, when completing the application form below you will notice that unfortunately it is not possible at this stage for you to specify a preference on date of intake.

This is because although your application (if successful) secures you funding to complete this module, intake availability is managed by UWE. If successful, you will be able to liaise directly with UWE to ascertain availability and request your preference of intake.*

Please fill in the HE funding application form below and click submit.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 9am. 

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as per the CPD scoring process. You can find out more about the scoring process here.


For further information about this module please click here. If you have any queries regarding the module, please contact UWE Admissions Office by email or call 0117 328 1158.

For any other queries, please contact us using the SWAST Contact Us form.