Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module level: 6 and 7
Module credits: 30 credits
Before you apply, carefully read the module information and entry requirements, as it will not be possible to change assessment level at a later date.
Develop your nursing or AHP skills to deliver same-day consultation services for patients, or enhance your existing assessment skills by improving your decision-making and becoming more confident as you offer treatment and referrals. We'll cover physical exams for all body systems, and assessment of common conditions and minor injuries, learning to use and interpret diagnostic equipment.
Primary healthcare nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) have the potential to provide same-day consultation services for patients, and many of them already diagnose and treat patients with minor ailments. However, this isn’t always underpinned by the appropriate education and skilling.
You’re a nurse or an AHP who wants to excel at what you do. This course will teach you to receive patients with undiagnosed health needs and to offer treatment or referral. You’ll learn to use what you already know to deliver advanced services which are usually offered by doctors and advanced nurse practitioners.
Many of the clinical skills you need for assessing and diagnosing injuries and minor illness are the same, but the diagnostic processes are very different. You’ll learn to assess and manage patients with a range of undiagnosed minor and long-term illnesses/diseases. You also learn to discharge them or refer them to specialist teams.
This course is for nurses and Allied Health Professionals who want to advance their practice. By integrating theory with practice, you'll build the competencies you need to provide same-day consultation services for clients.
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.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
To access this course at Level 6 you must:
To access this course at Level 7 you must:
Short course continuing professional development (10 months)
Workshop continuing professional development (1 day)
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