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Clinical Skills - Advanced

Module Description:
This module is designed to form part of the professional and academic development of nurses working in acute and community settings. Participants will be given the opportunity to enhance their physical assessment, history taking, symptom analysis, head to toe assessment and monitoring when dealing with patients in acute and community settings. The participant will develop advanced knowledge and psychomotor skills in the recognition of red flag symptoms and related first line management in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. The module will include clinical laboratory experience where participants will develop competency in relevant clinical skills. This stand-alone module can be completed on its own for professional development purposes. It is also part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences/Professional Studies (see page 11).

Entry requirements

This module is offered at 2 levels.
1. Academic Accreditation: For those completing module at Level 9, applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (min 2.2 or evidence of equivalent academic credits), however, accreditation for prior learning and accreditation for experiential learning are also considered.

2. Continuing Professional Development: For those who opt not be assessed you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Centre for Lifelong Learning.


This module will commence each October. Course content will be delivered over 6 Saturdays plus 1 day for assessment. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Further enquiries

Centre for Lifelong Learning
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill

T: +353 (0) 71 9135623

Subjects taught

Module Content:
• Interviewing health history and symptom analysis of the client
• Clinical reasoning and recording findings and referrals
• Advanced physical examination and use of specific assessment tools in the following areas:
• General survey
• Head and neck
• Respiratory system
• Cardiovascular and peripheral system
• Musculoskeletal system
• Nervous system


Stand Alone Modules · Level 9 Advanced Clinical Skills

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