Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology and Clinical Decision-Making (Adult)

This module is designed for allied health professionals (AHPs) who practice at an advanced or specialist level (band 6+).  The module allows AHPs to carry out and interpret a structured history taking, physical assessment and use data and clinical decision making within the defined context of their professional practice, to develop differential diagnoses. 

Module Information

Module code

NAM29 (semester 1) NAM29B (semester 2) NAM29C (semester 3)


This module covers the following body systems including health history taking, cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, neurological, musculoskeletal, ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT and mental health.  

The module will enable you to carry out and interpret structured physical assessments and use data to inform clinical decision making within the context of your professional practice. Pathophysiology will feature within the taught days on each system and there will be an expectation that students will have some good knowledge of anatomy and physiology prior the module commencing.  

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.  
  • Healthcare professional currently registered with aprofessional, statutory and regulatory body with normally3 yearpost-registrationexperience. 
  • Currently working in a band 6 role or above. 
  • Working in an area of clinical practice normally a minimum of2 shifts/week. 


  1. A practice portfolio/skills book – PASS / REFER
  2. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 50%
  3. A clinical case study, identified from the skills book – 50%

Module leader

Emma Vyvyan 

Module Dates

2023-24 Semester 3 – NAM29C  Falmer Campus, Brighton  (Available for single applicants)  MODULE FULL –  Please reapply for May 2025, The application portal will be open in March.

  • May 1, 8, 22, 29
  • June 5, 12, 19, 26

OSCE’S – 4th or 5th September

Assessment Submission date: 17th September 2024

2024-25 Semester 1 – NAM29  Falmer Campus, Brighton  (Course Students only) (Dates subject to change)

  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20

OSCE’S – 15th or 16th January 2025

Assessment Submission date: 21st January 2025

2024-25 Semester 2 – NAM29B  Falmer Campus, Brighton  (Course Students only) (Dates subject to change)

  •  February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26

OSCE’S  – 14th or 15th May 2025

Assessment Submission date: 20th May 2025

2024-25 Semester 3 – NAM29C  Falmer Campus, Brighton  (Available for single applicants)  

  • May  7, 21, 28
  • June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • July 2, 9

OSCE’S – 10th or 11th September 2025

Assessment Submission date: 16th September 2025


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module or part of the BSc / Grad Cert/ PG Cert Clinical Practice or BSc (Hons) Professional Practice course, the module fee is:

2023-24 £1,889

2024-25 £1,910

Further Information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module can be taken as part of a course, including:

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Acute Care)

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management


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