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Patient Assessment and Clinical Decision Making

30 credits at Level 7

Module leader: Victoria Lack


This module will teach you the clinical skills required to develop competence in history taking and physical assessment as required by an advanced clinical practitioner. It will enable you to develop skills in clinical decision making, differential diagnosis and care planning.

It aims to enable you to take a holistic health history from a patient/carer and to develop skills in assessing a patient's physical and mental health and cognitive ability. You will develop physical examination skills across the body systems, and be able to adapt these to the age of the patient, the setting, and individual needs and preferences of the patient. You will then develop the art and science of clinical decision making and care planning.

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You should normally be a graduate with a degree or recent evidence of study at Level 6. You also need to have three years clinical experience and be currently working in a clinical area with access to a mentor (GP, Hosptial Registrar or higher, or a qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner).

Credits and Cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 30 credit points by the University of York, at Level 7. 


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Postgraduate application form (MS Word , 74kb).