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History Taking and Physical Assessment across the Lifespan

When you'll study it
Term 3
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Pamela Diggens
Academic year

Module overview

This module is designed to prepare nurses, midwives and allied healthcare practitioners with the additional skills in History Taking and Physical Examination (specifically the skills of inspection palpation and auscultation) across all major body systems. The module is appropriate for anyone who seeks to practice enhanced patient/client assessments with a higher level of autonomy. These skills are the foundation for Advanced Practitioner education for those undertaking roles such as Advanced Practitioner, Specialist Practitioner, Consultant Practitioner or Emergency Care Practitioner. They are also essential skills for anyone undertaking Non Medical Prescribing. The skills are also of value to many ward and community based nurses or allied health practitioners seeking to enhance the quality of the assessments that they undertake on patients in their care as part of their regular nursing, midwifery or allied health professional roles.