*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. 
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.

This Level 6 or Masters level module syllabus covers a range of issues dealing with Remote Clinical Decision Making in Practice, Professional Issues, Safe Working Practices.


Learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of triage tools used within remote clinical triage
  • Critically evaluate evidence-based best practice models and system-based approaches within remote clinical decision-making
  • Demonstrate competence in clinical reasoning skills for common presentations found within remote clinical triage whilst managing the associated clinical risk
  • Explore and critically appraise the legal and ethical principles that relate to remote clinical triage in relation to a common clinical presentation
  • Critically evaluate the roles and responsibilities of the remote clinical adviser
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the communication skills needed for remote clinical triage
  • Critically evaluate clinical decisions made in conjunction with clinical decision-making software, evidence-based best practice models and system-based approaches.
Syllabus Topics
  • Remote Clinical Decision Making in Practice
  • Professional Issues
  • Communication
  • Safe Working Practice


Learning and Teaching
  • Delivered using a blended learning methodology; incorporating technology enhanced learning material, online web content, video presentations, lectures and seminars.
  • Scheduled learning includes lectures; case based learning, including small group work and seminar discussion.
  • Independent learning includes essential reading, assignment preparation and completion and presentation preparation and completion.


Study time

Approximately 48 hours of contact time over a block of 11 weeks. Contact time includes face-to-face sessions as well as synchronous and asynchronous online learning.



A 30 minute Structured Oral and Practical Exam (SOPE).


Module code

UZYSWN-20-3 or UZYSWW-20-M (Masters level)

Open to registered healthcare professionals.

You will need to be available for all dates within a run.


Cohort 1

Location: Online

Times: 09:00-16:00


10/09/24 17/09/24 24/09/24 01/10/24 08/10/24 15/10/24 22/10/24 25/11/24


Cohort 2

Location: Online

Times: 09:00-16:00


07/01/25 14/01/25 21/01/25 28/01/25 04/02/25 11/02/25 25/02/25 24/03/25



**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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The protected characteristics monitoring form is separate to the main application form below; completion is optional & anonymous. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

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

For any other queries, please Contact Us.

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The deadline for applications for this module has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the UWE website, as your funding application will be rejected. Occasionally spaces open up closer to the date. If this happens we will either re-open applications again or offer these places on a first come first come basis via SWAST CPD and CPD mailing lists. Or contact us to enquire.