Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Patient History taking and clinical examination

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11107
Module leader: Robin Hyde
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

During this module you will review relevant anatomy and physiology specific to your field of practice and populations seen. In addition, you will review decision-making theory, consultation models and the structured approach to a systematic physical and psychological assessment across the lifespan (as appropriate). Examination of relevant common presentations using a systems based approach will include and are not limited to i.e. respiratory, cardiology, renal, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal, HEENT, (and mental health assessment).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Evaluate the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology required to develop competence in history taking and clinical examination.
LO2: Critically analyse and interpret, patient history and clinical examination findings and diagnostic information to develop differential diagnosis.
LO3: Interpret clinical findings to demonstrate critical thinking and decision making skills.
LO4: Critically reflect on the development of clinical competence and new knowledge gained through practice experience.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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NMS11107 Advanced Patient History taking and clinical examination