Module code: NUR3204

Module Overview

This module enables students apply the consultation process to assess a patient’s health care needs and identify a plan for their care. Students will be equipped to undertake a physical examination of the patient/client across the body systems and use their findings to develop a differential diagnosis.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

STOBBART Mark (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: B700

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Able to demonstrate the ability to study at academic level (FHEQ) 6

Module content

  • Indicative content includes:

  • Multi-professional and Interagency Working

  • Systems based physical assessment across the lifespan






    Mental Health

    Ear Nose & Throat

  • Psychological health and wellbeing

  • Mental health assessment across the lifespan

  • Self-harm and substance abuse / misuse

  • Acute and chronic pain

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework CASE STUDY 1500 WORDS 60
Practical based assessment OSCE (30 MINUTES) 40
Coursework CLINICAL LOG Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

Not required.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

The development of the knowledge, skills and understanding of health assessment and the formulation of a diagnosis and management plan


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


  • OSCE (30 minutes) (40%)

  • Case Study (60%)

  • Clinical log- 5 body systems (Pass/fail)


    Formative assessment


    Case study

    Clinical log

    Formative OSCEs




    Discussion board on surrey learn

    Tutorial feedback on case study and log

    Peer feedback on the development of the students health assessment skills

    Tutor feedback on the development of the students health assessment skills


    Please note that any evidence of unsafe practice or breach of confidentiality will result in an automatic refer for the module.

Module aims

  • To enable the learner to develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of health assessment from a multi-professional and interagency perspectives across health and social care domains

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of systematic assessment to achieve holistic patient care. KC
002 Identify the principles underlying theoretical assessment frameworks and use a range of assessment methods to inform the decision making process KCPT
003 Demonstrate collaborative working by communicating their assessment findings to relevant members of the Health and Social care Team to ensure optimum patient care KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Provide students with the knowledge skills and understanding to undertake a safe patient consultation, including history taking, physical examination and clinical reasoning, within their identified scope of practice


The learning and teaching methods include:


  • Lectures

  • Seminars

  • Simulated practice learning

  • Workshops

  • On line learning

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.

Reading list
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Other information

Qualifying condition(s)

Registered health care professional > 1 year

Clinical contact with patients

This module will require students to pass every unit of assessment

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 2022/3 academic year.