Advanced Clinical Health Assessment M46CPD
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11 weeks




Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Coventry University


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This module is designed for students from a variety of practice settings to develop health assessment knowledge and skills in order to support their advancing practice role. This module comprises of theory directly related to clinical practice.

Course detail

This module addresses advancing practice that is both speciality focussed and also embraces the concept of care management across the lifespan.

It provides students with the opportunity to develop their advanced clinical health assessment skills in order to enhance their employment opportunities.

The potential benefits of studying this course to the:


  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.


  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.


  • Cared for by health professionals who have an understanding of the needs of patients with specific problems.
  • Care is delivered by health professionals who have contemporary knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice.
  • Cared for by health professionals who are committed to providing enhanced care.

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Use knowledge gained from health assessment modules in order to underpin effective advanced health assessment.
  • Use outcomes of advanced health assessment to inform clinical decision making as the basis for prioritising patient care across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive physical assessment and justify its components.  

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered during the Autumn term through a variety of methods, including laboratory study, lectures, directed student activity and self-directed study.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

  • Laboratory activity – 10 hours
  • Lectures – 20 hours
  • Guided student activity – 18 hours
  • Self-guided student activity – 152 hours
  • Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered healthcare practitioner who has been qualified for a minimum of 5 years.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a speciality.
  • Currently working in a clinical setting as an Advanced Practitioner or Trainee Advanced Practitioner role.
  • Has evidence of level 6 academic achievement.


  • Coursework 1: 30 minute OSCE
  • Coursework 2: 3500 word Written Assignment (100% of module mark)

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master’s degree modules can enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module practitioners should possess the qualities and knowledge within the field of advanced clinical health assessment, which can expand practitioners’ career prospects.
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