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CIPPET offers educational training modules to support and develop registered healthcare professionals in their practice.

Certificate in Advanced History Taking and Clinical Assessment

Part Time: 3 months | Start dates: January, April and September

This module is aimed at practising healthcare professionals who are in roles requiring, or that will require, advanced skills in history taking and physical assessment of patients. The module can be studied stand-alone or as part of the MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice.

Through academic study days and workplace-based learning students will be supported to develop skills in analysing, evaluating and recording information in relation to enhanced patient care roles. This module is particularly suited for students who are working or planning a role as an independent prescriber and/or advanced clinical practitioner.

This 20-credit module will focus on supporting practitioners to apply a range of clinical and scientific knowledge to assess, diagnose and propose treatment plans for common disease states of the major body systems. The workshops will focus on history taking, consultation skills, therapeutics and physical examination for ENT, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, abdominal and musculoskeletal conditions. There will the opportunity for optional venepuncture training. The module is assessed through an OSCE and a mini portfolio of workplace-based learning.

Students who are uncomfortable with physical contact should contact the admissions tutor to discuss the module requirements prior to enrolling.

Upcoming cohort enrolment options

September 2021

  • Deadline for applications: 09:00, 1 Sept 2021.
  • Deadline for enrolment: 17:00, 7 Sept 2021 (only complete applications will be accepted and allowed to enrol so we recommend you apply in plenty of time).
  • Provisional study days Wednesdays 13:00 to 17:00 on Whiteknights campus: 8 September, 15 September, 22 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 3 November
  • Provisional assessment days on Whiteknights campus: 10 November and 1 December
  • Module cost: £1,100.

January 2022

  • Deadline for applications: TBC (likely deadline 09:00, 20 Dec 2021).
  • Deadline for enrolment: 17:00, 4 Jan 2022 (only complete applications will be accepted and allowed to enrol so we recommend you apply in plenty of time).
  • Provisional study days Wednesdays 13:00 to 17:00 on Whiteknights campus: 5 January, 12 January, 19 January, 2 February,  9 February, 16 February, 2 March
  • Provisional assessment days on Whiteknights campus: 9 March and 30 March
  • Module cost: £1,100.

April 2022

  • Deadline for applications: 09:00, 20 April 2022.
  • Deadline for enrolment: 17:00, 27 April 2022 (only complete applications will be accepted and allowed to enrol so we recommend you apply in plenty of time)
  • Provisional study days Wednesdays 13:00 to 17:00 on Whiteknights campus: 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 8 June, 15 June, 29 June
  • Provisional assessment days on Whiteknights campus: 6 July , 20 July
  • Module cost: £1,100.

    Careers

    Our programmes are based on developing your professional competence and confidence. Network with other healthcare professionals from a range of employers and sectors to identify future career options. The level 7 academic credits from these modules can also be used towards our MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice programme.

    We can offer advice to help you meet your professional regulator revalidation requirements and/or leadership body credentialing processes and support you in building a personal learning plan to enhance your career prospects.

How to apply?

This module is run as part of the overarching CPD programme in Advancing Healthcare Practice programme; this does not mean you need the study the full MSc as all modules can be studied as standalone academic credits. For information on the entry requirements and instructions on how to apply, see the Entry Requirements section of our course catalogue.

Unless advised otherwise by the admission tutor you will need to prepare the following documents available from the Entry Requirements section of our course catalogue.

1. A statement of purpose (guidance is provided on the website at the above link)

2. The CPD checklist using the template from the above link

3. The workplace-based learning declaration (template available at the above link) or equivalent document from your workplace (e.g. study leave approval document/letter or email statement of support/inclusion of approval in a reference)

4. Information on how you will fund your studies (guidance is provided at the above link)

5. Any University certificates and transcripts

6. Two references (optional template available at the above link)


If you want to discuss the module before applying, please contact the admissions tutor via cippet@reading.ac.uk. If you want to apply for an award (PGCert, PGDip or MSc), or you want to be exempted from academic credits via RPL or RPEL, you will need to contact the admissions tutor via cippet@reading.ac.uk to discuss your application in advance.

 

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