This is a 30-credit module, studied at level 7, for students on a study program leading to advancing practice in their role.
It will provide students with an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the concepts, skills, practice and management of the consultation process. This will enable students to acquire advanced knowledge and expertise to undertake both comprehensive clinical history taking and skilled physical assessment, covering multiple systems, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular-skeletal. This learning is supported by lecturers with/from ACP backgrounds, who can further link theory and practice.
Your learning will take place in multi-professional groups with other experienced healthcare professionals, improving your inter-professional communication skills and networking opportunities.
This module is subject to having a viable number of students to run.
- have support from your clinical area
- have a supervisor in practice that needs to complete the attached form prior to commencing the module
- work within a clinical area that will enable you to gain the wide experience you will need to meet all the learning outcomes of the module
- have previous Level 6 study
What you will study
The face-to-face onsite study days run from January to May, on alternate Mondays.
Each day is dedicated to a specific system, the history-taking, the physical examination, the clinical decision-making, supporting formulation of differential diagnosis.
The systems covered are:
The morning session is a lecture.
The afternoon session is a practical review of the physical examination skills covered in the morning theory session.
Assessment is by:
- May submission: OSCEs
- July submission: 4000-word portfolio comprising of five reflective pieces. Competency Document: supportive evidence to meet the competencies.
Fees, finance and scholarships
2021/22: Standard part-time Postgraduate (PG) Health module
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits - £568
- 20 credits - £1,136
- 30 credits - £1,705
- 40 credits - £2,170
- Dissertation Module (if applicable) £2,459
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
Health Education England may fund some health courses/modules at the University of Bradford for healthcare staff providing NHS services working within West Yorkshire and Harrogate, against organisational training priorities identified through the organisations training needs analysis.
You are therefore advised to contact the SSPRD Signatory within your organisation regarding their organisational training priorities.
See our fees and financial support section.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships section.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
There is national recognition of the need for health professionals who are able to work across professional boundaries to provide patient centred care. This module will develop your skills and knowledge to improve your clinical practice and to plan, implement and evaluate care.
This module has also been developed in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service to contribute to the continuing professional development requirements of UK paramedics.