Advanced Physical Assessment, Certificate | Part time | Middlesex University | London, United Kingdom
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Advanced Physical Assessment

4 months
63 GBP/credit 945 GBP/full
63 GBP/credit 945 GBP/full
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These modules in Advanced Physical Assessment Module at Middlesex University are offered at Introductory level (level 6) and Advanced level, for those undertaking autonomous practice.


Key facts

  • The aim of these modules in Advanced Physical Assessment Module at Middlesex University are to enable you, as the experienced practitioner, to develop your physical assessment skills and apply this to your clinical context. 
  • As the autonomous practitioner, you will be equipped with the advanced knowledge base, communication skills, and safe clinical examination skills to make confident autonomous, effective and evidence based patient care decisions. 
  • You will also be able to undertake an autonomous assessment to start planning appropriate care or referral for your patients.
After completion of the module you will be able to:
  • Develop knowledge and skills in order to start to facilitate a safe holistic patient assessment
  • Apply your knowledge of anatomy and physiology in conjunction with physical assessment to each body system
  • Use more advanced communication techniques, evidence based knowledge and critical thinking in order to identify patient needs
  • Identify presenting complaint and synthesise findings from physical  examination and assessment and then relates this to underlying pathophysiology
  • Use history taking and clinical findings in order to aid with differential diagnosis
  • Reflect on prior professional experience to aid with decision making
  • Collaborate with colleagues in assessment and referral of patient.

Programme Structure

This module will cover the following areas:
  • Anatomy and physiology review;
  • History taking and documentation;
  • Physical assessment skills- inspection, auscultation, percussion and palpation;
  • Systems covered- Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Abdomen, Neurology, Muscular Skeletal and ear, nose and throat;
  • Recognition of abnormalities within these systems;
  • Advanced communication and decision making;
  • Role of the multidisciplinary team.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Autumn term
  • Spring term
  • Summer term   




15 alternative credits
  • Level 6: NSA 3512 (15 credits)
  • Level 7: NSA 4502 (30 credits)              

                     NSA 4512 (15 credits)   


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

How to apply

  • To be eligible for this module you must have current employment and support to practice in an appropriate health care setting. You should also be able to give details of an allocated clinically experienced (in that field) supervisor who will support your clinical practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 63 GBP per credit during 4 months.
  • National

    945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 63 GBP per credit during 4 months.

Level 6 and Level 7:

  • Per credit: £63
  • 15 credits: £900
  • 30 credits: £1,890
  • 45 credits: £2,835

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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