Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module level: 6 and 7
Module credits: 15 credits
Comprehensive holistic assessment is key to the delivery of high quality and cost effective care to patients in the community. Assessing patients in the community requires the skills to examine, not just the patient, but the environment in which they live and in which care will be delivered. Delivering compassionate care as outlined in Compassion in Practice (2012) will underpin this module.
Comprehensive holistic assessment is key to the delivery of high quality and cost effective care to patients in the community. Assessing patients in the community requires the skills to examine, not just the patient, but the environment in which they live and in which care will be delivered.
Our module will enhance your practice, providing the knowledge and skills to enable you to research the evidence and deliver the most appropriate care. You will develop patient-centered, system-based assessment skills which will support accurate clinical decision making.
Delivering compassionate care as outlined in Compassion in Practice (2012) will underpin this module. You will enhance your skills when undertaking an assessment of circumstances, in which the patient lives to ensure the appropriate care is delivered by the right service. This module will support entry to the non-medical prescribing module. When combined with the non-medical prescribing module, this module enables future community practitioners to contribute to the government agenda of caring for people closer to home, to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.
You are required to have a practice placement and be under the supervision of a GP or a Nurse Practitioner with the relevant clinical assessment skills.
The assessment task for this module will involve a formative practice assessment, the presentation of a case study and the successful completion of a clinical competency framework.
This course is suitable for all health professionals, but is ideal for those working in community settings.
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.
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