The Advanced Clinical Assessment unit will allow you to:
- gain a range of advanced clinical and physical assessment skills through workshops facilitated by expert trainers
- guide development of your knowledge and skills through a range of practice-based activities within your clinical area and under the supervision of a clinical supervisor
- produce a portfolio evidencing your new skills that will be part of the unit assessment and can be shared with future employers or other credentialling bodies
- access a dedicated online learning environment and an electronic portfolio
There are also a number of compulsory workshops that will enhance your learning. Some of these run remotely and others are in-person on the University of Bath campus, where you will be able to develop your assessment skills using our clinical simulation equipment and by working with medical actors. With ongoing practise, education and clinical support after this course, you can continue to develop diagnostic competence in a range of clinical areas.
The course will be assessed through an Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), to demonstrate technical proficiency of examination skills; a case presentation, to demonstrate an ability to apply examination findings to clinical reasoning; and a number of portfolio tasks, including observed clinical assessments and reflection-based activities.
Please note that this unit covers examination skills for adult patients, we do not have a paediatric component.