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

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD



COURSE LENGTH: Half day workshop

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston


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

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



Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Very informative and interactive’


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

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400