12/07/22 – 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. 

Entry on to this 20 credit masters-level module must follow on from the successful completion of module APP710 – Advanced assessment for clinical practice.

This 20 credit masters-level module takes your skills in history taking and clinical examination and applies them to diagnosis and management of patients.

We deliver this from a symptom-based approach covering all body systems and apply focus on how to use all the information that you have available from taking and receiving a focused structured history, clinical examination, plus or minus other investigations and tests, to make a safe sound informed diagnosis on which to develop a management plan for your patients and clients.

You will also have the opportunity to consider the legal and ethical boundaries, working environment and complexities of your own practice.Within the taught component of the module there will be input from visiting lecturers, clinicians, and managers from health sectors to offer practical and pragmatic input and promote active discussion.

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

  • critically examine the concept of managing clinical complexity demonstrating extensive critical knowledge and understanding to inform the decision making process
  • obtain, analyse and interpret the patient history, presenting symptoms, physical findings and diagnostic information to develop appropriate differential diagnosis justifying the findings in relation to relevant anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in decision making; interpreting investigations to determine a diagnosis
  • promote and use an evidence-based approach to patient management that critically evaluates and applies research and guidance negotiating complex pathways that are required when integrating critical thought and ethical considerations relevant to management of patient/ client needs
  • evaluate the context of risk and development of quality, patient/client safety and clinical governance agenda critically reflecting upon student’s individual development.

Masters Level: APP711

Contact dates: 

Delivery 1:

  • 12th, 19th & 26th September 2022
  • 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th October 2022
  • 28th November 2022
  • 23rd January 2023

Delivery 2:

  • 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th March 2023
  • 3rd, 11th & 17th April 2023
  • 15th & 26th May 2023

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

*Please note – The dates displayed here are subject to change at any time, and we advise you to continuously check the UoP webpage for any changes made to the module attendance dates*

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

Deadline for applications: Thursday 7th 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.