Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis (CCAD)

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Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis

NEW! Are you are non-medical prescriber? Are you about to become a non-medical prescriber? Take the opportunity to get some key clinical skills to equip you in your NMP role. Be able to identify key red flags outside your scope of practice. Know when to refer on.

This new 20 credit module is part of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) suite of short courses and can be taken either before the independent/supplementary prescribing programme or on completion of the IP qualification. It is open to pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists. Take the opportunity to access the content of the clinically enhanced module that we have available for hospital, mental health and community trust pharmacists on the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing programme.

Also available:

Preparing for Prescribing (P4P)

Are you planning to apply for the Independent / Supplementary Prescribing programme? Take our CPD short courses to prepare you for this demanding programme of study. Choose from Pharmacology (eCourse) and Numeracy (eCourse).

Teaching

Students will attend a series of five study days spaced across a two-month period with sessions on:

  • Consultation styles
  • Basic Observations
  • Musculo-skeletal
  • Neurological
  • Mental Health
  • Respiratory
  • Practice OSCEs.

Aim

The aim is to prepare you for effective clinical consultation, assessment and diagnosis through a combination of distance learning and interactive study day sessions. This will include critical reading of key papers, analysis of case studies, reflective learning through construction of a portfolio of activities to include critical evaluation of client/patient interactions.

  • Develop your physical assessment and consultation skills
  • Enhance your ability to manage patients in your care
  • Learn how to structure a consultation
  • Develop your diagnostic methods
  • Use advanced clinical assessment skills
  • Know when to refer to a specialist team

Assessment

Assessment is through completion of OSCEs.

Achieve

A systematic understanding of how to structure a consultation, embedding the principles of concordance in order to obtain a comprehensive medical history using documentation to facilitate decision making whilst recognising limitations.

The ability to use advanced clinical assessment skills to respond to a variety of frequently met clinical situations, multiple pathologies or complex medical needs, guided by consultation and diagnostic methods designed to establish reliable identification of clinical presentations and therapeutic options.

A comprehensive understanding of the physiology, pathophysiology, natural history and progression of disease states and co-morbidities which will underpin management of patient care in practice.

Structure

This new short module entails five study days spread out over a two-month period, followed by one assessment day. It is worth 20 postgraduate credits and is part of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) suite of short courses. You can take the course BEFORE or AFTER taking the independent/supplementary prescribing programme or include it in your general CPD. It is open to pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists. Access the content of the clinically enhanced module that we have available for hospital, mental health and community trust pharmacists on the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing programme.

Study day dates

AUTUMN

SPRING

Study Days
 
Wednesday 28 August 2019 Wednesday 8 January 2020
Thursday 29 August 2019 Thursday 9 January 2020
Wednesday 11 September 2019 Wednesday 29 January 2020
Thursday 12 September 2019 Thursday 30 January 2020
Thursday 10 October 2019 Thursday 27 February 2020
Assessments
 
Tuesday 19 November 2019 Thursday 9 April 2020

Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in a relevant subject
  • Relevant Healthcare Professional Qualification
  • Registered to work in the UK as a pharmacist/nurse/physiotherapist/podiatrist/radiotherapist/paramedic

Enquiries

For an information pack please contact the postgraduate taught administrator.

Ttel: 01634 202945
Email: Postgraduate Pharmacy; Tel: +44 (0)1634 202945

Apply for Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis (20 credits) via the Greenwich Online Application Form. You are applying for Postgraduate Associate Student (Pharmacy) - P13272.

Tel: +44 (0) 1634 202935
Fax: +44 (0) 1634 883927

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