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Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 84 days
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Develop your nursing or AHP skills to deliver same-day consultation services for patients, or enhance your existing assessment skills by improving your decision-making and becoming more confident as you offer treatment and referrals. We'll cover physical exams for all body systems, and assessment of common conditions and minor injuries, learning to use and interpret diagnostic equipment.

About

Primary healthcare nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) have the potential to provide same-day consultation services for patients, and many of them already diagnose and treat patients with minor ailments. However, this isn’t always underpinned by the appropriate education and skilling.You’re a nurse or an AHP who wants to excel at what you do. This course will teach you to receive patients with undiagnosed health needs and to offer treatment or referral. You’ll learn to use what you already know to deliver advanced services which are usually offered by doctors and advanced nurse practitioners.Many of the clinical skills you need for assessing and diagnosing injuries and minor illness are the same, but the diagnostic processes are very different. You’ll learn to assess and manage patients with a range of undiagnosed minor and long-term illnesses/diseases. You also learn to discharge them or refer them to specialist teams.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 84 days
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Clinical Assessment Skills
  • Framework for professional practice
  • Communication and Psycho-Social Aspects of Healthcare
  • Assessment of Common Conditions & Injuries

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

To access this course at Level 6 you must:

  • be a registered nurse or allied health professional
  • be working in a clinical role, in which you can undertake clinical assessments
  • be recommended for the course by your manager
  • have identified an appropriate mentor

To access this course at Level 7 you must:

  • have a first degree or equivalent (Non-graduates with extensive, relevant, practical and continuing professional development experience will be considered)
  • be a registered nurse or allied health professional, ideally qualified for at least two years
  • be working in a clinical role, in which you can undertake clinical assessments
  • be recommended for the course by your manager

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2312 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2312 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
  • EU/EEA

    2312 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2312 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 84 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 30 Credits (Level 6) £2,312
  • 30 Credits (Level 7) £1,350

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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