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Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators

Key information

Course Leader: Maleka Harcharran

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Online and Face to Face

Learner Hours: 84 Hours-Self Directed Independent Study

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 80


  • 24/09/2024
  • 20/05/2025
  • 28/01/2025

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits in this academic year. This price relates to self-funding students assessed as UK students for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas, or for returning students that are on a course leading to an award. Click here for Fees and Funding information or email us.

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:

7HSK2079- Managing Minor Injuries

7HSK2084 - Minor Illness – Diagnostics and Interventions

Applicants will normally need a degree in a health-related discipline. Applicants with evidence of professional development or academic proficiency equivalent to level 6 (degree level) study will be considered but will first need to meet with the admissions tutor, Aileen Wilson, to discuss their application. Applicants with no previous level 6 study, or equivalent, will be required to complete a level 6 bridging module.                                                                

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 (NMC, HCPC etc) and be employed as a health care professional in an appropriate setting. 

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.

Course Overview

The aim of this module is to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required in undertaking advanced health assessment and clinical examination, including diagnostic indicators, of patients & families in a wide range of clinical healthcare environments.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding :

Successful students will typically: 

  • Identify the characteristics of patient/practitioner interactions and apply to complex clinical situations.
  • Understand the anatomical & physiological foundations that informs clinical examination.
  • Recognise abnormal observations and identify diagnostic indicators

Intellectual, Practical and Transferable Skills:

Successful students will typically:

  • Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive clinical examination of adults and/or children.
  • Instigate and implement accurate, comprehensive documentation and communication skills.
  • Relate the abnormal examination results to the probable diagnosis


The summative assessment for this module is a simulated physical examination.

The student's ability will be tested to undertake a comprehensive simulated physical examination using a variety of technological tools which may include: video, narrative presentations, OSCE or online viva/professional conversations.