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Person-Centred Consultation & Physical Assessment Skills - HEA00141H

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Mike Kitching
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
B Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

Demonstrate the ability to apply person-centred assessment and consultation skills, optimise medicines and make effective decisions in your chosen Field of Practice to prepare for prescriber readiness following registration with the NMC.

Module learning outcomes

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

  1. Apply systematic and rigorous history-taking process, underpinned by a holistic consultation model.
  2. As part of a person-centred consultation, safely undertake a systems based approach to the assessment of an individual.
  3. In collaboration with the individual, formulate a nursing management plan, incorporating supported and shared decision making.
  4. Apply principles of medicines optimisation, including shared decision making, to identifying and responding to complexities such as de-prescribing and polypharmacy.
  5. Demonstrate your understanding of evidence-based decision making in complex care.


Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination: Multiple choice questions online
Narrated Power-Point Presentation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information


Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination: Multiple choice questions online
Narrated Power-Point Presentation
N/A 100

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., Raynsford, J., Taylor, V. (2016) Pathophysiology and pharmacology for nursing students. Sage Publication. London.

Mulryan, C. (2016) Clinical Assessment for Nurses. Sage publications.

Woodrow, P. (2016) Nursing acutely ill adults. Routledge.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.