Advanced Decision Making

Key information

Course Leader: Dr Rosemary Godbold

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 24, Independent Hours - 126

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 15/05/2023
  • 16/01/2023

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

You should be a qualified health care professional currently working in an appropriate area of practice.   

Normally students may enter Level 7 study having completed a qualification at Level 6, which is equivalent to an undergraduate degree.

Applications from those who have no previous level 6 study will be considered on an individual basis but will first need to meet with the admissions tutor, Aileen Wilson, to discuss their application.                                                                         

If you have non-UK academic qualifications you will need to supply evidence of comparability. The organisation ECCTIS will supply this for a reasonable fee

You should also have current professional registration (e.g NMC, HCPC etc) and be employed as a health care professional in an appropriate setting.

This module forms part of a broader CPD framework which can lead to a postgraduate award or it can be taken as a standalone module for CPD.

Course Overview

This module is aimed at all registered and practicing nurses or midwives, and allied health and social care professionals.

The module involves the critical examination and application of decision making theories and processes to health care practice, including: clinical reasoning models; ethics; policy and legal frameworks; values based decision making; patient and public consultation and inter-professional working.

Learning outcomes

The aims of the module are to enable you to critically analyse and evaluate the process of decision making and problem solving in relation to your own practice and to demonstrate a sound understanding of theoretical models of clinical decision making and problem solving and how they apply to complex patient, service user and carer needs.


The assessment for this module will be:

  • Coursework 100% 

For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.