Postgraduate Course: Clinical Decision Making and Professional Judgement (NUST11048)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides students with opportunities to consider the theoretical perspectives on and practical reality of making judgements and decisions in the best interests of patients and clients. Theoretical input will be supported by case study exploration and reflection.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
External Visit Hours 5,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 12,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The formal assessment of the option will be one course paper of 4,000 - 5,000 words.
Assessments will be marked according to School/College policy and made available for moderation by the External Examiner.
|No Exam Information
| Examine critically the main theoretical approaches to clinical decision making and how they relate to clinical practice
Explore critically the nature of clinical judgements and decisions looking at potential human error and bias
Analyse the complexity and uncertainty within which judgements and decisions are made.
Show a critical awareness of the potential implications for patients and clients of the clinical decisions made.
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of all health care members of the multidisciplinary team in relation to judgments and decisions.
Examine critically how decision making skills might be acquired and better utilised in the health care setting.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Tonks Fawcett
Tel: (0131 6)50 3883
|Course secretary||Mr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
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