Advanced clinical skills: respiratory OR gastro-intestinal system Short Course

Advanced clinical skills: respiratory OR gastro-intestinal system Short Course
The aim of these workshop is to offer health professionals knowledge and skills on physical examination of the gastro-intestinal or respiratory system.


Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day workshop


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Friday 6 December 2019, 1pm-4pm (Workshop on Respiratory Physical Examination), Friday 5 June 2020, 1pm-4pm (Workshop on Gastro-intestinal Physical Examination),

Entry Requirements:

This workshop has been developed for health care professionals working at an advanced level or towards an advanced level of practice.

Maximum number of participants: 20

Course Content

Course Outline:

This workshop will comprise of three parts: an introduction to respiratory or gastro-intestinal signs and symptoms; demonstration of a respiratory or abdominal physical examination; and the opportunity for supervised practice of demonstrated skills.

Who should attend?

  • Practitioners working in acute, primary or community settings interested in advancing their role. Especially those caring for patients with respiratory and/or gastro-intestinal needs
  • 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

The facilitators (Gillian Armitage and Allan Gardner) have a wealth of experience and knowledge on teaching the above skills and have taught the skills of physical examination since 2003 at UCLan.


Learning outcome & aims

On completion of the workshop(s) all participants should be able to:
  • Offer a sound understanding of the anatomy of the gastro-intestinal system or the respiratory system
  • Have a working knowledge of undertaking taking a physical gastro-intestinal or physical respiratory examination


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.


Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Very informative and interactive’


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

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

Book your place via our Online Application System.

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893836


About UCLan

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