Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators

Key information

Course Leader: Eleanor Squires

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled hours – 46 Learning in practice - 50 Independent hours – 54

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 60


  • 27/09/2022
  • 16/05/2023
  • 24/01/2023

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 30 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

Two years experience within an appropriate acute, emergency or primary care setting is advised.

This module is a pre-requisite to undertake the following modules:

7HSK0170 - Minor Injury- Autonomous Practice

7HSK0172 - Minor Illness-Diagnostics & Interventions

In order to study at Level 7 you will need a degree level qualification.

If you are a self-funding student, it is your responsibility to ensure that before you apply for this module, you have access to appropriate supervision.  If you need to access alternative clinical environments in order to evidence advanced practice hours, then we strongly recommend you arrange supervision well in advance of applying for this module. Please note that UH does not provide access to or supply letters to enable students to gain access to various clinical environments.  Failure to have this support in place will leave you at a disadvantage in meeting the learning outcomes of this module.

Students who commence the module have one month from the start date to transfer between levels after this time transfer will be at the discretion of the Programme or Course Lead.

Course Overview

 The aims of the module are to:

  • gain understanding and skills in undertaking advanced health assessment and clinical examination, recognising diagnostic indicators. 
  • consider your approaches in caring for patients & families in a wide range of clinical healthcare environments drawing on advanced assessment, communication skills and techniques.
  • develop both knowledge and skills, with practical clinical skills being demonstrated and practiced on the module.
  • provide the foundation knowledge and skill for undertaking patient consultations in a more advanced and autonomous clinical role.

This module gives you the opportunity to engage with and document a minimum of 50 hours of experiential learning at work.  You will be able to submit your record of learning halfway through this module in order to receive formative feedback. 


Cousework 1, 100%
The student’s ability will be tested to undertake a comprehensive simulated physical examination using a variety of technological tools, for example,
video, narrative presentations, or online viva/professional conversations. Further information will be provided in class.

Formative assessment: Submission of 'Portfolio of Learning' evidencing achievement of Advanced Clinical Practice capabilities (HEE MPF 2017) or apprenticeship standard descriptors (ST0564).