Advanced Physical Assessment and Consultation Skills (APACS)
Who the module is aimed at
This module is aimed at those in trainee advanced practitioner roles.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient
Undertaking this module, the student will learn to perform a comprehensive skilled clinical examination of the major body systems in relation to adults. This will also include Mini Mental Health Test and any other relevant Mental Health Assessment Tools.
This module will prepare the student to undertake an autonomous / advanced practitioner role and is aimed at nurses and allied health professionals working within acute and unscheduled and primary care settings.
Patients will receive a safe, high standard of holistic and evidence based care from a practitioner who is skilled and competent to assess and treat patients or refer them on for further treatment and management of care.
On completion of the module, you should feel confident to undertake a comprehensive health history and clinically examine the major systems of the body.
Fees and Funding for 2021/22
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home student: £1,3415
EU / International students: £2,410 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
• Relevant professional qualification
• Relevant work experience
• You must have a clinical mentor and have access to relevant workplace opportunities to be able to successfully complete the APACS module
The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form.
International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.
This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus
This module has to planned intakes as follows:
September 2021 and January 2022
2020/21 details for the current courses are:
September 2020: Teaching starts the week commencing 21st September including the module introduction and formal teaching again the week commencing 28th September. After that teaching will occur on alternate weeks. Students are allocated to a specific day group which is typically a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday for the duration of the course. There are 10 full taught days on the module. Practical examinations occur the week commencing 19th April 2021. Prospective students need to make sure they will be available that week.
January 2021: Teaching starts on the week commencing 11th January and is always alternate weeks for 20 weeks with an Easter break 29th March – 18th April. Students are allocated to a specific day group which is typically a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday for the duration of the course. There are 10 full taught days on the module. Practical examinations occur the week commencing 19th July 2021. Prospective students need to make sure they will be available that week.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Assignment
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits