2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
HECS5235M Clinical Examination
30 creditsClass Size: 65
If you are applying for a stand-alone Masters level module please note you must meet either the general University entry criteria or the specific module pre-requisite for this level of study.
Module manager: Ian Goulden
Taught: 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualifications- Applicants will normally possess a good honours degree (2.1 and above) in health science from a recognised higher education institution or certified evidence of an ability to study at level 5 (Master's).
- Current registration with a United Kingdom healthcare professional governing body (eg NMC).
- Applicants should have written endorsement from their employing organisation that they are supported to undertake the programme of study.
Module replacesDONE 5004 Advancing Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- synthesis health related information in order to construct a health history;
- reflect upon and critically analyse personal communication skills when undertaking clinical examination;
- undertake a comprehensive and systematic approach to clinical examination of the patient;
- demonstrate competence and safety of practice;
- demonstrate effective communication of clinical examination findings.
On completion the student should know:
- models of consultation
- knowledge for effective communication with patients
- clinical signs and symptoms
- documentation requirements.
- Consultation and Effective communication
- Patient Observation skills
- Auscultation skills
- Palpation skills
- Percussion skills
- Documentation skills
- Use of investigative equipment e.g. ophthalmoscopes, auriscopes, stethoscopes, tuning forks.
- Models of patient consultation: Calgary-Cambridge Model
- Patient communication
- Health history
- Clinical examination skills of the: respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological, musculoskeletal, genitourinary, mental health, eye, ear, nose, throat, and dermatological systems
- Documentation and communication.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||270.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyPrivate study and independent learning will entail preparing for sessions and individual practice of skills.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Student progress will be monitored in class practical sessions through close supervision by module team members.
- Examination practice sessions built into the teaching schedule will also enable monitoring of student progress.
- Students will undertake 4 practice health histories during the module in order to demonstrate development and written communication.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||1 hr||40.00|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||1 hr 30 mins||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
There will be no compensation between the elements
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:22:17
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