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Enhanced Patient Assessment and Clinical Decision Making Skills - HEA00116M

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Jessica Powell
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

Develop enhanced theoretical understanding and skills related to biopsychosocial interventions within your chosen Field of Practice.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Apply enhanced theoretical understanding of history-taking and consultation models to your chosen Field of Practice.
  2. Perform a physical and/or mental health assessment relevant to a presenting patient.
  3. Synthesise clinical information from the history-taking and assessment in order to make a diagnosis.
  4. Develop a plan of care based on a clinical decision making process.
  5. Apply leadership skills to enable you to facilitate the plan of care.
  6. Educate others in history-taking and undertaking physical and mental health assessment.
  7. Develop a critical understanding of broader systemic and strategic factors within your area of healthcare practice.


Task Length % of module mark
Objective Structured Clinical Examination - HS Dpt
N/A 50
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Objective Structured Clinical Examination - HS Dpt
N/A 50
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
N/A 50

Module feedback

Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

Ashelford, S., Taylor, V. and Raynsford, J., (2016). Pathophysiology and pharmacology for nursing students. Learning Matters.

Clark, M.L. and Kumar, P., (2017). Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine. Elsevier.

Llewelyn, H., Ang, H.A., Lewis, K. and Al-Abdullah, A., (2014). Oxford handbook of clinical diagnosis. Oxford University Press, USA.

McCance, K.L. and Huether, S.E., (2018). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Rushforth, H., (2009). Assessment made incredibly easy!(1st UK edition). Wolters Kluwer.

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