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Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis

This is a five-day practical clinical module for those who are already prescribers and for those who are about to become prescribers. Five clinical days are followed by an OSCE style assessment.

Overview

NEW! Are you a 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.

We aim to prepare you for effective clinical consultation, assessment and diagnosis through a combination of distance learning and interactive study days. 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 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

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.

Content

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

Achieve

A systematic understanding of how to structure a consultation, embedding the principles of concordance in order to obtain a comprehensive medical history, and 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.

Assessment

Assessment is through completion of OSCEs

 

Unfortunately due to COVID 19 we have had to cancel the Autumn 2020 intake for this course. We are planning to run the course as normal in the Spring Term.

Spring
Study Days
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Assessments
Thursday 22nd April 2021
Application deadline 20th November 2020

Fees and Funding:

Fees: £1,200

Funding: HEE LASE funding available for pharmacists who have done the standard prescribing programme and who are working for acute hospital trusts, mental health trusts, community trusts and CCGs.

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

If you have any enquiries, please contact the postgraduate taught administrator.

Tel: 01634 202945

Email: Postgraduate Pharmacy

How to Apply

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

Application deadline:

For Spring 2021 intake: 20th November 2020