Diagnostics and Health Assessment

This module aims to enable you to develop competence in the history taking, clinical diagnostics and clinical reasoning required within a defined advanced practitioner role.

Module Code NM7201
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions

The aims of the module are to allow you to:

  • Evaluate critically the key elements of clinical history taking using a systems-based approach for specific patient groups.
  • Reflect critically upon clinical diagnostics and clinical reasoning to interpret clinical signs and symptoms in order to formulate differential diagnosis for specific client groups.
  • Critically apply the findings from patient 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, clinical diagnosis and clinical reasoning of patients presenting with; respiratory, cardiac, abdominal, neurological, musculoskeletal, ophthalmic, and ear, nose and throat conditions, 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:

Kieran Toner
Module Leader 
Faculty of Health and Social Care
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 511094   
E: k.toner@chester.ac.uk

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

T: 01244 511000
E: hscadmissions@chester.ac.uk