Postgraduate Course: Diagnostic skills, decision making and clinical assessment (NUST11086)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will offer healthcare professionals an opportunity to explore cognitive theories and the use of critical thinking to analyse complex clinical presentations. The rapid processing, the articulation of needed action and the evaluation of prescribed interventions are also an integral part of learning, which is offered by experienced and senior clinical experts.
By using on-line simulated scenarios, as well as accessing additional data sources, students will be challenged to assimilate knowledge and refine skills that support person centred care. These include interpretation of clinical signs and symptoms, accurate reporting of assessment procedures and documentation of care outcomes that support continuity of care.
The course will also explore the attributes that relate to the practitioner developing their skills and acting as a clinical ¿role model¿. This function is critical to services that set to offer safe and effective provision of care, by all staff, including senior and junior professionals, support staff and students.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course the student should have acquired the skills to:
Critically reflect on the theory which relates to clinical decision making and meta cognition, whilst considering the implications to own practice
Make an informed differential diagnosis, on a number of unseen case studies, using advanced decision making and problem solving skills
Critically review own practice and refine skills that enable provision of treatment and care both individually, as part of a team, and through referral to other agencies
Demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed problem solving and autonomous learner in a dynamic eLearning environment.
|GRUBBS, L. & GOOLSBY, M. J. 2011. Advanced assessment [electronic resource] : interpreting findings and formulating differential diagnoses / [edited by] Mary Jo Goolsby, Laurie Grubbs, Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., c2011. 2nd ed.|
PATEL, V. & MORRISSEY, J. 2011. Practical and professional clinical skills, Oxford ; New York, Oxford University Press.
ENDACOTT, R., JEVON, P. & COOPER, S. 2009. Clinical nursing skills : core and advanced / edited by Ruth Endacott, Phil Jevon, and Simon Cooper, Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew King
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Grahamslaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 4277