*Applications are 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.*

Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any questions regarding delivery mode.*

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. 

On successful completion of this 20 credit Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning of the Presenting Child module, you will be able to:

At level 6 (UZUSWE-20-3)
  • 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.

 

At level 7 (UZUSWD-20-M)
  • Demonstrate an in-depth 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 in-depth 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.

 

Entry requirements

You must be a Registered Practitioner in a position of Advanced Practice (or aspiring to such a position), with clinical responsibility for children or working within children and young peoples field of practice.

 

Careers / Further study

The level 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards
Content

The course syllabus typically includes:

  • Skills
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Context of physical assessment and clinical reasoning

Please click here for a detailed overview of the course content.

 

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

At level 6 (undergraduate level):

  • Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • A 2,000 word critical analysis and evaluation of an eclectic log of clinical examinations undertaken by you in practice.

At level 7 (Masters level):

  • Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • A 2,000 word diary report based on critical analysis and evaluation of two clinical examinations undertaken by you in practice.

Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

  • UZUSWE-20-3
  • UZUSWD-20-M

Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: UWE campus (please note the first day of each cohort will be taught online.)

 

Cohort 1
11/09/24 18/09/24 25/09/24 02/10/24 09/10/24 16/10/24 06/11/24 02/12/24 03/12/24 04/12/24

 

Cohort 2
08/01/25 15/01/25 22/01/25 29/01/25 05/02/25 12/02/25 26/02/25 31/03/25 01/04/25 02/04/25

 

Cohort 3
23/04/25 30/04/25 07/05/25 14/05/25 21/05/25 04/06/25 25/06/25 14/07/25 15/07/25 16/07/25

 

**Dates, format & timings correct at time of publishing (June 2024). Cohort capacity is managed by UWE, so it is not possible to guarantee run until successfully enrolled. Most up to date information on dates can either be found here or will be available the UWE Dashboard (if you are a successfully enrolled applicant).**

Please fill in the expression of interest form below and click submit.

Expression of interest deadline: Monday 15th July 2024, 9am.

You will be contacted up to 2 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process

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