This 40-credit module aims to enable nurses to develop their knowledge and skills necessary to assess patients with a range of undifferentiated problems, making a diagnosis and managing nursing care and treatment/s or undertaking appropriate referrals.
The module facilitates the development of clinical skills such as physical skills assessment necessary to undertake holistic examination of patients. These skills will aid establishing a differential diagnosis of a range of minor conditions commonly seen in general practice, walking centres, A&E minor illness centres, prisons or any environment where nurse led first contact care takes place.
The module also addresses clinical pharmacology and explores the therapeutic use of medicines relevant to the management of minor conditions. This module can be undertaken at diploma or degree level.
The course is held every Wednesday from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
You will be required to undertake two written case study assignments as well as the achievement of clinical practice outcomes.
Module code: CA2D012 Diploma; CA3D009 Degree
Cost: £1,340 possible support via Continuing Education Contract
Module leader: Eileen Munson