Undergraduate Certificate in Clinical Skills

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Learn how to carry out an in-depth history and conduct systematic physical examinations of different areas of the body. Gain an understanding of best practice in documenting and communicating your findings. Earn credits at the same level as our undergraduate degree courses.

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Overview

This course trains you to carry out an in-depth history and conduct systematic physical examinations of different areas of the body including the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and the central nervous system. You will also learn best practice in documenting and communicating your findings.

You will cover all aspects of clinical history taking and physical examination, including the principles of history taking and history taking and physical examination of the following:

  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Central Nervous system
  • ENT and Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Musculoskeletal system
Upcoming start dates
15 January 2019
14 February 2019

Why us?

  • This is a multi-professional course which is relevant for both primary and secondary care
  • Based in the Sciences Complex which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported with IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled

Course structure

This course is taught via problem based learning, group discussion, interactive lectures, simulation, workshop sessions and virtual learning environment. There are a total of 70 hours face to face contact time.

The course is assessed in two ways, a 7 station OSCE, and a reflective portfolio of evidence.

Topics covered include:

  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Central Nervous system
  • ENT and Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Musculoskeletal system

Sciences Complex,
City Campus,
Sunderland,
SR1 3RG

54.905143,-1.392352

  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

    Library Services - general

Facilities

This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

Students must be registered healthcare professionals. You should have access to a clinical environment where you can observe and conduct the history taking process and physical examinations.

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £700. There are funded places available.

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