Consultation and Physical Examination Skills

This module examines key knowledge and skills underpinning patient consultation, assessment and physical examination of the regional anatomy of the human body. Allied issues such as requesting investigations, clinical decision making, inter-professional team working and patient referral mechanisms and professional accountability in an enhanced role are also addressed. It is aimed at those health care practitioners who will be professionally supported in this active interventionist role.  It is relevant to Registered Paramedics, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working within a variety of primary and secondary care settings, ranging from GP practices and clinics, walk-in and primary care centres, unscheduled care or ‘out of hours’ services in the patients home to pre assessment clinics and acute care settings.

Please be aware that unless you currently work in an area which sees all ages / presentations of patients (e.g. ED / WIC / GP practice) you will need to access other areas to consolidate your learning.

It is strongly suggested that this takes a minimum of 4 hours per week on top of your University attendance – please ensure you have managerial support for this consolidation prior to applying for the course.

To apply, please contact LBR admissions (

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3314
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Stuart Pinson
T: 0116 207 8863


Semester X 2019

  • 10.00 - 16.00 Monday 20 May
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Tuesday 21 May
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Monday 3 June
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Tuesday 4 June
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Tuesday 11 June 
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Monday 17 June
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Tuesday 18 June
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Monday 24 June
  • 10.00 - 16.00 Tuesday 23 July (Tutorial)
  • 09.00 - 12.00 Tuesday 30 July (Tutorial)

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


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