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Advanced Management of Heart Failure – Masters Level Module


Course Description

This 20 credit module critically explores knowledge and skills in the process of physical assessment of patients with cardiac and respiratory problems. Students critically discuss the impact of evidence based practice on the multidisciplinary management of patients and develop their critical decision making skills in both acute and primary care settings.
By the end of the module, successful students will be able to:
• Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of taking a focussed psychosocial assessment and health
• Demonstrate advanced skills in undertaking a safe, structured physical assessment using appropriate techniques and
• Critically review cardiac and respiratory conditions and explore the pathophysiology of the condition in relation to physical assessment
• Critically identify commonly occurring abnormalities and critically analyse and interpret the findings making differential diagnoses where appropriate.
• Critically evaluate the findings of cardio-respiratory assessment in relation to evidence based recommendations for practice and make advanced clinical decisions about referral for further assessment, investigations and treatment
• Critically review appropriate documentation strategies
• Consider ethical and legal frameworks within advanced clinical decision making

Visit the Advanced Management of Heart Failure – Masters Level Module page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a first degree in a related field

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