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Clinical Assessment & Management Skills for Non-Nursing Professionals

Module Description:
This module is designed to form part of the professional and academic development of non- nursing health professionals working in acute and community settings, with clients who have perse healthcare needs.

Participants will be given the opportunity to enhance their physical assessment, history taking, symptom analysis, head to toe assessment and basic non-invasive monitoring when dealing with clients 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 post graduate diploma in Health Sciences/Professional Studies.

Entry requirements

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).

2. Continuing Professional Development: Healthcare professionals who complete this module and opt not to be assessed will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Duration

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.

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
• Life span examinations

Enrolment and start dates

This module will commence each October.

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