Module code: NURM194

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 health assessment 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

DOPSON Amy (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 102

Seminar Hours: 48

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Able to demonstrate the ability to study at academic level (FHEQ) 7

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Multi-professional and Interagency Working

  • Systems based health assessment across the lifespan






Mental Health

Ear Nose & Throat

Psychological health and wellbeing

  • Mental health assessment across the lifespan

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Case study 1500 words 60
Practical based assessment OSCE (15 minutes) 40
Coursework Clinical Log Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment


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 (15 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 Critically evaluate their knowledge and understanding of systematic assessment to achieve holistic patient care CK
002 Critically explore the principles underlying theoretical assessment frameworks and use a range of assessment methods to inform the decision making process. CKPT
003 Demonstrate collaborative working by communicating their assessment findings to relevant members of the Health and Social care Team to ensure optimum patient CKPT

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


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Primary and Community Care (Community Children's Nursing) (SPQ) MSc(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

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 2023/4 academic year.