Advanced Clinical Skills: Consultation Skills Including History Taking Short Course

Advanced Clinical Skills: Consultation Skills Including History Taking Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Friday 5th May 2017, 9am-12pm

Entry Requirements:

Course Content

Course Outline:
The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills of consultation skills and history taking.

This workshop will enable participants to understand what is required when taking a comprehensive history from a patient/client. Additionally, the workshop will review the participant’s knowledge of consultation models and therapeutic communication skills in light of this new skill.

Who should attend?

  • Practitioners working in acute, primary or community settings interested in advancing their role
  • Practitioners interested in a foundation for the Nurse Practitioner degree or Advanced Practice masters, or ahead of the Non-Medical Prescribing programmes
  • Practitioners wanting an update on existing skills

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination

Academic Expertise

Gill Armitage is a Senior Lecturer at UCLan and a qualified NMC nurse tutor, and teaches across the pre-registration and post-registration courses. Her special interests are advanced clinical skills and triage. 

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:-
  • Discuss the relevance of advanced history taking skills within the UK healthcare arena
  • Understand what is required when taking a comprehensive history from a patient/client
  • Enhance their therapeutic communication skills in light of this new skill, history taking.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£45 (catering and car parking are not provided) 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808.

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400