Advanced Clinical Cognition
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
60.000 Credits or 30.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Craig Hodges
Overall aims and purpose
This module will take place in the second year and will be required to achieve a Masters Degree in PA studies. The module will employ desktop research. It will facilitate the synthesise of knowledge of diagnostic information pooled from clinical assessment and additional tests to aid and guide evidence based practice and appropriate patient management using a holistic approach.
The content reflects the national curriculum for PA studies.
C- to C+
Students will demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, understanding, and skills required for meeting the learning outcomes. Students will demonstrate a general level of understanding of the practical and theoretical perspectives and are able to make some references to relevant literature. For the critical analysis, students will have attained a basic knowledge of material contained in set texts or reading materials with the links between theory and own practice fairly clear in parts. Students will have satisfactorily completed essential assessment exercises. Written work will be acceptable but with a number of errors evident
excellent Distinction (70% and over): Students will demonstrate a high level of knowledge, understanding, and skills for meeting the learning outcomes. Students will demonstrate a high level of analysis of own experience in relation to the theories and applications of the theories. There will be evidence of attaining an advanced knowledge of material beyond that contained in set texts and has done considerable wider reading. All completed assessment exercises will be at a high standard. Written work will be clear and concise, without errors. Higher A grades require clear evidence of wider reading and critical thinking
B- - B+ Merit (60 -69%): Students will demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge, understanding, and skills required for meeting the learning outcomes. Students will demonstrate familiarity with and the ability to apply a range of approaches, methods and conceptual tools. Self-reflection and practice improvement will be based on reasonable theoretical rationale. There will be evidence of attaining a sound knowledge of material contained in set texts or reading materials and undertaking wider reading. All completed assessment exercises will be at a proficient level. Written work will be of good standard only with some errors evident.
Critique which tests may or may not aid in patient management and understand the impact of tests on patients and the health service
Employ advanced communication skills in discussing clinical scenarios
Demonstrate advanced use of technology and media to disemminate information
Advanced skills in the ability to digest information from several sources and disseminate to colleagues
Apply advanced cognitive thinking that will form the foundation on which to enhance clinical practice and apply a holistic approach to the management of patients and their families
Advanced understanding of the type and appropriateness of imaging and specialist tests employed for investigating patients
Effectively link clinical assessment and findings with additional tests
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students utilise this time to prepare presentations for the seminars and write the written report
Group seminars for students to present clinical findings to peers and lecturer or other facilitator to obtain feedback
As part of their placements students have additional clinical teaching during their SSC
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in