Clinical Assessment Skills for Health Professionals

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge

Module code: MOD001952

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

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Number of places: 25 per cohort


Develop your skills as a nurse/AHP so you can deliver same-day consultation services for patients. Learn to do physical exams for all body systems, and to assess common conditions and minor injuries. Learn to use and interpret diagnostic equipment. Build your clinical decision-making within the legal and professional framework of advanced practice.

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Full description

Who should attend?

This course is for nurses and AHPs who want to develop their practice to fulfil the demand for such skills. By integrating theory with practice, it will help you build the competencies you need to provide same-day consultation services for patients.


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The available deliveries of this course are shown below

Please register your interest for future dates/locations and we will be in touch as soon as they become available.


Tuesday 28 March 2017
Wednesdays 5 & 12 April 2017
Wednesdays 3, 10 & 24 May 2017
Wednesdays 7, 14 & 21 June 2017

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.

Contact details

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Rebecca Daniels, Cambridge & Peterborough
01223 69 5568

David Solomon, Chelmsford
01245 68 4774

CPD admissions team
01245 686868

Entry requirements

To access this course, you must:

  • be a registered nurse or allied health professional
  • be working in a clinical role, in which you can undertake clinical assessments
  • have identified an appropriate mentor
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