22/07/22 – Places are still available on this module on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis. Contact CPD Admin to book a place.

*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 the university directly if you have any queries about this.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and that you have checked the application deadline. 
You need to have completed Advancing Practice in Context (APP701) to apply for this module. 

As an experienced health care professional, successful completion of this 20 credit masters-level module will enable you to develop cognitive and clinical skills that you can use in your consultations, clinical examinations and interpretation of diagnostic data. The module has been developed to give multi-disciplinary healthcare practitioners from a range of disciplines the opportunity to expand their existing professional expertise in consultation and clinical examination skills, promoting safe, sound and evidenced-based practice in an advanced role.

Many of these roles involve seeing and managing patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions and this module will support you in understanding the theory that underpins everyday practice and learning the skills with which to undertake these assessments.

The focus is on interdisciplinary learning to develop the skills needed to make safe, sound clinical decisions when seeing patients and clients with diverse health needs across all healthcare settings.

At the end of the module you will be able to complete a systematic and structured history taking assessment alongside a physical examination which will allow you to show how you can relate your findings into your clinical decision making.

The successful achievement of the learning outcomes of this module will enable you to:

  • Synthesise knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathology sufficient to underpin assessment, diagnosis and management of presentations.
  • Critically appraise the concepts, philosophies and evidence that underpin the notion of consultation and diagnostics.
  • Differentiate and explore normal from abnormal findings for a wide range of clinical presentations and investigations.
  • Integrate knowledge of the underlying anatomy and pathophysiology concepts to interpret the significance and implications of clinical findings.
  • Critically evaluate and synthesise the findings from the consultation to implement safe, evidence-based care management.

Masters Level – APP710

Contact dates: *All dates are provisional at this stage*

Delivery 1: 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th September, 3rd, 4th, 24th & 25th October 2022.
Delivery 2: 26th & 27th September, 10th & 11th October, 1st, 2nd, 15th & 16th November 2022.
Delivery 3: 26th & 27th September, 18th & 19th October, 8th, 9th, 22nd & 23rd November 2022.
Delivery 4: 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd February, 14th, 15th, 28th & 29th March 2023
Delivery 5: 14th & 15th February, 7th, 8th, 21st & 22nd March, 4th & 5th April 2023.

Delivery mode: Blended delivery with some face to face sessions in Plymouth. *You need to be available for all dates*

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

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 19th July 2022 at 9am

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process followed by further instructions regarding the application process.

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For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact the university admissions Office by email on pduadmissions@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 586951.

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The deadline for applications has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the university website, as your funding application will be rejected.