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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

HECS5236M Management of Patient's Clinical Conditions

15 creditsClass Size: 60

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).
A minimum of 1 years experience in a healthcare environment is required.

Module replaces

DONE 5003 Advancing Nursing Practice in Direct Care

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- evaluate clinical assessment data;
- demonstrate clinical thinking in the demonstration of diagnostic reasoning;
- construct a patient-centred plan of care for clinical condition including a multidisciplinary approach;
- explain diagnostic and treatment conclusions;
- review and critically evaluate patient management plans;
- critically analyse and evaluate current evidence for the management of patient’s conditions.

Learning outcomes
On completion the student will be able to:
- apply assessment of patient conditions and consider appropriate diagnosis for treatment;
- critically analyse and apply clinical knowledge and evidence for practice;
- formulate suitable care management packages for patients;
- critically evaluate the role and function of the multi-disciplinary team with respect to management of the patient.

Skills outcomes
- Problem solving.
- Analysis of clinical data.
- Clinical decision making
- Differential diagnosis.


- Patient centred care
- Review of principles of assessment
- Clinical decision-making
- Interpreting and applying national local and international clinical evidence sources and policy for patient management
- Analysing and interpreting clinical data in order to make diagnoses and demonstrate diagnostic reasoning
- Principles of Patient Management Plans
- Developing and structuring (multidisciplinary)management plans for immediate and ongoing patient care
- Management of patients with respiratory conditions, cardiac conditions, gastrointestinal conditions, metabolic conditions, neurological conditions, genitourinary conditions
- Patient review

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Problem Based Learning123.0036.00
Private study hours112.00
Total Contact hours38.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Private study and independent learning will entail working upon case-based problems provided by subject specific lecturers.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored by the presentation of in-class case presentations and case analysis.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

3,000 word assignment 100% (20-90 scale)

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:22:17


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