Clinical Assessment Skills for Health Professionals

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge

12 weeks

Module code: MOD001952

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

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Number of places: 35 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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Please register your interest and we will get in touch as soon as dates are confirmed.

Tri1 in Peterborough - full, closed for applications
25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 September 2017
10 October 2017
7, 8 and 21 November 2017
4 and 11 December 2017

Tri1 in Chelmsford - full, closed for applications
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 18 October 2017
14, 15 and 29 November 2017
6 and 13 December 2017

Tri2 in Cambridge - full, closed for applications
29, 30 and 31 January 2018
1, 2 and 13 February 2018
20 and 21 March 2018
10 April 2018
1 and 8 May 2018

Tri2 in Chelmsford - full, closed for applications
29, 30 and 31 January 2018
1, 2 and 14 February 2018
20 and 21 March 2018
11 April 2018
2 and 9 May 2018

Tri3 in Cambridge
27 March 2018
22, 23, 24 and 25 May 2018
5, 19 and 20 June 2018
3, 24 and 31 July 2018

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)


UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)


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2018-19 fee information

Fees are regulated by the UK government and may increase in line with inflation depending on government policy. Tuition fees for 2018/19 will be confirmed once government policy has been set.

For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages

Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

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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