Clinical Examination Skills

This module is designed to enable you to develop competence in a structured systematic approach to the clinical history taking and clinical examination skills required within a defined advanced practitioner role.

Module Code NM7202
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost £510 for the academic year 2017/18
Duration 15 weeks


The aims of the module are to:

  • Apply a systematic approach to clinical history taking and physical assessment and monitoring of patients using a system-based approach for specific patient groups.
  • Reflect critically upon clinical systems and procedures to interpret clinical signs and symptoms in order to formulate differential diagnosis for specific client groups.
  • Critically apply the findings from patient examination and history taking to formulate a differential diagnosis in order to establish an effective patient management plan using a clinical reasoning process.
  • Critically reflect upon your own development with an emphasis on the identification of professional learning needs pertinent to your immediate work environment.

By the end of the module, you will be able to reflect critically upon a structured systematic approach to history taking and clinical assessment of the respiratory, cardiac, abdominal, neurological, musculoskeletal, ophthalmic, and ear, nose and throat conditions systems for use within your own advanced practice role

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication
2 Personal and People Development
3 Health, Safety and Security 
4 Service Improvement
5 Quality
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module, please contact:

For application information,
please contact:

Jenny Stewart

Faculty of Health and Social Care
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 512239

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000