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Comprehensive Approach to History Taking and Physical Assessment

Credits: 30 credits at level 6
Start Dates: Not currently scheduled for 2017/2018
Funding: Open to funded and self-funding applicants dependent on availability
Location: Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln

The aim of this course is to introduce practitioners to the key skills and knowledge required to take a comprehensive history and physical examination of the adult patient. The programme will specifically enhance the practitioner’s ability to interpret complex clinical information, and patient observations and findings, in order to enhance patient care and management.


Entry Requirements and Pre-Course information

  • The student will be required to identify a clinical supervisor to ensure competencies are met and signed. Supervisors can be: a qualified nurse who has undertaken and passed this course or an equivalent course, or a doctor who is a CT2 or above.
  • If funded for the course you will need to secure managerial/organisational approval prior to application according to your internal prioritisation process.

How to apply

Not currently scheduled for 2017/2018

To apply, please click on the application button at the top of the page. Select the module title from the drop down menu. Start dates will be listed in the next drop down menu.

Please ensure you are applying for the right course and have gained managerial consent prior to application.

Please note: All communications will be via email, to 'place of work' email addresses provided.


Delivery

The course is 11 weeks in duration, 1 day per week. In addition, 60 hours supervised practice must be completed, signed and submitted with the portfolio.


Assessment

1 OSCE Examination (80% pass mark) 30% of total marks

2 Portfolio of clinical evidence, including clinical competencies (40% pass mark) 70% of total marks


Contact Dates

TBC

Contact dates are provisionally timetabled and could be subject to change depending on minimum application level being reached.

Prior to application you must ensure that you have been approved for funding via your Trust or workplace internal process to avoid disappointment. Application to the course does not indicate allocation of a place and we would check this separately with your employer.

We will confirm with you at least 4 weeks prior to the programme start date if you have been allocated a place.


Please contact cpd@lincoln.ac.uk for more information