At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: 6 days in the classroom over 6 weeks. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn
SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: October 2020 and January 2021
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content
(20 credits at level 6)
This module aims to equip practitioners with the knowledge, skill and competencies to manage demand for same day consultations for common, minor ailments, within a primary care setting.
Opportunity to practice the new clinical skills is built in to the programme as clinical practice. Students will be expected to undertake additional study outside of the taught hours.
Components of the course include consultation processes, therapeutic communication. Physical examination skills of the Ear, Nose, Throat, Respiratory and Gastro-Intestinal systems are taught along with structured history taking.
The emphasis of the teaching and learning strategy will be student-centred and aimed at utilising and maximizing your own experiences to assist the learning process. Particularly the use of practical exercises in simulated settings, lectures, case study analysis, group activities and web based learning.
This module would benefit nurses who are/intend to undertake the management of minor illness or provide a triage service in their clinical setting.
Aim - The aim of the module is to provide the student with the requisite knowledge and skills to competently manage same day consultations, within agreed protocols.
Explore a variety of common presenting symptoms and apply knowledge of patho- physiological processes of disease to enable the effective management of minor illnesses
Demonstrate competence in undertaking physical examination to formulate and manage a diagnosis within agreed protocols.
Demonstrate a critical awareness of risk management strategies within clinical decision making.
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.