Aims/Description: This module explores and identifies specialist primary care knowledge of both children and adults to support the clinical diagnosis and management of complex clinical presentations in practice. The student will augment their advanced clinical skills of history taking, clinical examination and reasoning to further develop their diagnostic skills and  autonomy when prescribing and managing complexity within their everyday clinical practice. This typically will require ongoing holistic person-centred care incorporating greater prevention and health promotion with particular attention to vulnerability. The knowledge and skills related to differential diagnosis and diagnostic uncertainty will be explored so that client management and clinical reasoning can advance.  By the end of the module the student will be able to review and synthesise data in complex clinical situations to demonstrate and communicate their advanced clinical practice capability and competency.

Restrictions on availability: The module can only be undertaken by a registered health professional working in a primary care healthcare setting where the majority of their expected case load will be the adult population (Age 16+) in the UK with access to a clinical supervisor

Staff Contact: TODD FIONA J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Clinical work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK