This 20-credit Level 7 module will offer you the opportunity to develop your advanced communication, clinical assessment, examination, and clinical decision-making and management skills in your field of practice.
Working at an advanced level of clinical practice, in a role that requires the assessment and management of children, you'll develop the ability to critically analyse, synthesise and review care decisions by discussing, debating and reviewing alternative approaches to care delivery that meet the medico-legal requirements for advanced practice and have ethical, moral and safeguarding principles embedded throughout.
This module is delivered fully face-to-face at City Campus via interactive lectures, simulations, and problem-based learning. There is a total of 90 hours contact time with additional self-directed study available via the virtual learning environment.
You'll typically be on campus on a Tuesday where your day will comprise of:
9–11am Epidemiology of common and rare conditions, diagnostic criteria, and assessment tools
11:30–13:30pm Assessment, treatment, and management planning theory
2–4pm Clinical assessment theory and practice via simulated patient interactions
Assessment 1: Assignment. Theoretically you'll deconstruct a complex case from practice and critically appraise the care decisions made, the interventions undertaken and identify, debate and analyse the key components of your decision-making. Reviewing the outcome of the case to critically appraise and justify the clinical actions taken in a written report.
Assessment 2: Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). You'll undertake a 25-minute single-station OSCE, in which you'll demonstrate consultation and clinical history skills, advanced physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, and management skills.
You will gain 20 credits at the end of the module.
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Applicants are required to meet the following entry requirements:
You will need a clinical supervisor in practice who is able to support development of the advanced clinical management of children and young people.
The fee for this course is £840.
The employer usually meets these costs – we advise you to speak to your workforce development lead before applying.
We also accept self-funded applicants and encourage anyone wishing to explore their options to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This module can be studied as a standalone CPD option for healthcare professionals wishing to credential as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner with NHS England (formerly Health Education England).
Alternatively, this module can be studied as part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship.
In order to maximise the learning potential for all students and recognising the diverse and dynamic ACP roles in healthcare, you will work alongside a range of students from different disciplines, and receive high-quality teaching from specialist paediatric lecturers who can help you develop the skills to assess a range of conditions in children and young people.