MANAGING COMMON ILLNESS AND INJURIES - 2021/2
Module code: HCRM011
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information, the University has had to change the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes, together with certain University services and facilities for the academic year 2020/21.
These changes include the implementation of a hybrid teaching approach during 2020/21. Detailed information on all changes is available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/coronavirus/course-changes. This webpage sets out information relating to general University changes, and will also direct you to consider additional specific information relating to your chosen programme.
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The module aims to build on the existing clinical knowledge base of qualified health care professionals through introducing alternative patient assessment skills. These new or re-visited skills will provide tools to critically assess commonly encountered patient presentations in the
School of Health Sciences
SNOOK V Mrs (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B700
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Anatomy & physiology specific to common low acuity patient presentations
Upper Respiratory presentations
Ear, Nose and Throat examination
Musculoskeletal injuries assessment
Treatment options and management plan
Documentation & recording findings
Legal & ethical aspects
Accountability issues related to autonomous practice
Service user involvement
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||PRACTICAL - CLINICAL PRACTICE LOG||Pass/Fail|
|Coursework||CRITICAL ANALYSIS WORK||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence based clinical assessment and management of common low acuity presentations.
A clinical log allowing a supervising clinician to oversee and feedback on clinical competency of the management of a range of common low acuity patients. (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3)
Please note that any evidence of unsafe practice or breach of confidentiality will result in an automatic refer for the module.
- Enhance exisitng patient assessment skills
- Critically explore differentially diagnosis
- Investigate frameworks to compliment autonomous management of low acuity patients
- Identify personal and professional limitations within the clinical practice setting
|1||Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of a range of appropriate systematic assessment tools refining differential diagnosis considerations.||KCPT|
|2||Critically analyse physical signs in the context of low acuity presentations, and the probable significance of such signs||KCP|
|3||Draw on research evidence to support clinical judgements informing safe practice||KPT|
|4||Apply an informed and holistic approach to patient centred care, investigating appropriate referral pathways.||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Encourage students to develop their consultation and clinical assessment approaches to low acuity patients. The inter-professional and integrated approach to teaching and learning reflects the reality of patient centred management, enhancing integrated care.
The blended approach to learning and teaching methods include:
Use of e-learning platforms and online resources
Clinical simulation both real and virtual
Inter-professional group discussions and presentation
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.