Clinical Decision Making, Certificate | University of Derby | Buxton, United Kingdom
Certificate On Campus

Clinical Decision Making

6 months
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You'll gain an overview of pathophysiological processes to common diseases, using a systems approach and theories relating to aetiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations to disease processes. This will include health history taking and clinical examination.University of Derby offers the Clinical Decision Making programme. 


Key facts

You’ll study on campus for six months enabling you to consolidate your learning experiences and relate theory to practice. You’ll also be required to access appropriate practice opportunities through the negotiation of a learning contract with your mentor. This will enable you to undertake the summative assessment. 

University of Derby's Clinical Decision Making programme will teach you more about this topic. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment of common disorders of human function. 
  • Correlate selected physical findings and clinical manifestations of disease with underlying pathophysiology with reflection on the condition and anticipated outcomes.
  • Formulate clinical diagnosis through the autonomous application and integration of clinical information based on scientific rationale and evidence base.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with colleagues to formulate solutions to problems promoting health and well-being.
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication with patients on all matters concerning health history, physical assessment, justifying diagnosis and personal health plan.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

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40 alternative 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

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

This course is for all health professionals, especially if you are involved with advanced practice or if clinical examination skills and the ability to consider differential diagnosis are required for your professional role. Trainee advanced clinical practitioners or those accessing the Clinical Decision Making module as a CPD option, require the support of their employers to provide a clinical supervisor for the completion of the Practice Document log assessment. Please check with the programme lead, Donna Brewster, for further details. 

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