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History Taking and Physical Assessment

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Why study history taking and physical assessment at Solent University

In response to demand from NHS and Health Education England, this course provides skills for health care professionals to accurately obtain a clinical history in a consultation.

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    invested in our campus estate and facilities in the last five years
  • The course takes a case-based approach to teaching and learning by combining three strands of learning: applied theory, nursing simulation and action learning, and nursing practice.
  • Students have access to our specialist nursing facilities, including a nursing simulation suite with a six-bed ward, GP consulting room, nurse's treatment room, care home bedroom, and a range of clinical equipment including simulation mannequins.
  • Our lecturing team have excellent teaching and clinical experiences, and can help you to become a skilled practitioner to make a positive difference to people lives.

Course overview

This stand alone course is designed to respond to a demand from NHS and Health Education England for healthcare professionals to critically apply knowledge in differential diagnosis, clinical reasoning and advanced decision making when developing care and management plans. 

On this course you'll learn to perform physical examinations of the body systems (cardiac, respiratory, abdominal, neurological, and musculoskeletal) in individuals with complex health care needs to support high quality and person-centred care for individuals across the age range using a range of evidence-based tools, engaging in effective multidisciplinary teamworking while recognising professional accountability.

Immersive simulation with standardised patients and high-fidelity mannequins have been imbedded into the curriculum to facilitate your learning and help you refine your skills.

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Course features

  • Professional accreditation

    This course has been accredited by a professional body

  • Professional membership

    You have the opportunity to obtain a professional membership as part of this degree

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

This course is for

This course is for a health care professional to accurately obtain a clinical history in a consultation, gathering, and interpreting relevant information to aid a clinical diagnosis and treatment plans when combined with physical examination findings.

What this course leads to

You'll develop skills needed to foster therapeutic relationships with service users through effective communication and history taking skills, enabling patients to know their concerns have been listened with respect and compassion, facilitating an environment for health-related behaviour change when clinically appropriate.

  • History Taking And Physical Assessment

Meet the team

Learn from qualified staff with a wealth of experience working in a range of clinical settings.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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