HS955-7-SP-CO:
Consultation and Assessment

The details
2019/20
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Friday 10 January 2020
Saturday 28 March 2020
30
05 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

Other health care practitioners are increasingly working outside their traditional boundaries of practice. There is recognition that effective health practitioners are skilled clinicians who enhance the patient experience by bridging gaps in service provision. The quality and safety of patient care is dependent on nurses being adequately prepared for that role. This programme has been designed for experienced nurses working in clinical settings.

At the end of the programme participants are expected to be able to:
Take a clear and concise medical and psychosocial history from patients
Perform appropriate physical examination:
Chest/Respiratory
Heart/Circulatory
Abdominal
Neurological
Recognise abnormal physical features and diagnostic test results
Be able to interpret clinical and psychosocial data and recognise the ill patient
Be able to suggest appropriate investigations and treatments.
Take appropriate nursing action

Module aims

To advance the students’ ability to undertake complete physical (and where necessary first line mental) examination, analyse clinical data, make judgements, plan and implement treatments as required.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

Take a clear and concise medical and psychosocial history from patients

Perform appropriate physical examination:

Recognise abnormal physical features and diagnostic test results

Be able to interpret clinical and psychosocial data and recognise the ill patient

Take appropriate nursing action

Module information

Nurses and other health care practitioners are increasingly working outside their traditional boundaries of practice. There is recognition that effective health practitioners are skilled clinicians who enhance the patient experience by bridging gaps in service provision. The quality and safety of patient care is dependent on nurses being adequately prepared for that role. This programme has been designed for experienced practitioners working in clinical settings.

Minimum enrolment
Please note that if insufficient numbers of students (i.e. <10) opt to take this module we may have to cancel it at short notice. If this is the case we will of course notify anyone who has applied to take this course in a particular term as soon as possible and offer an opportunity to discuss alternative options.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning & Teaching Methods: Eight structured study sessions conducted at weekly intervals. Informal sessions arranged with a medical mentor within the student s own clinical area. The mentor should also conduct a formative practical assessment towards the end of the course, which will identify knowledge and skills gaps for the students in order that they can confidently approach the summative assessment. One session summative practical assessment The structured study sessions will use a systems-based approach to provide students with the clinical skills and underpinning theoretical evidence to undertake clinical consultation and assessment. These will be 3-hour sessions and they are designed to expose the student to the systematic approach to physical assessment adopted by doctors. In this way, it is hoped that the student will be able to recognise the early onset of acute illness and will be able to furnish the doctor with objective clinical data. The underpinning philosophy of this course, therefore, is that patient safety will be enhanced, and that members of the multi-disciplinary team will work more cohesively towards achieving the ultimate objective, i.e. the best interests of the patient. To prepare yourself adequately for this module, you should consider investing in the following: High-speed internet access from work or home (i.e. Broadband or equivalent) so you can access the e learning platform – Moodle, facility adequately. A high quality stethoscope.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Essay (CO)     
Coursework   Essay Resubmission (CO)     
Coursework   Portfolio    100% 
Coursework   Portfolio Resubmission (CO) - Jan 2020 cohort     
Practical   OSCE - Jan 2020 cohort (CO)     
Practical   OSCE (CO) - Resubmission     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Alison Taylor-Lamb, email: ajtaylor@essex.ac.uk.
Angela Tudor and a variety of clinical specialists and lecturers.
Lisa McKee Tel: 01206 872004 E: lcmckee@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Mrs Chanel Watson
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Lecturer/Programme Director
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 142 hours, 78 (54.9%) hours available to students:
64 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information

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