Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Child Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology and Clinical Decision-Making

This module is for nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals practising in hospital and community settings who regularly work with infants, children and young people from 0 to 18 and their families. 

Module Information

Module code



Skills for taking a health history for a range of body systems in infants, children and young people. Age appropriate principles, processes, tools and techniques for conducting a physical assessment. System based anatomy, physiology and child development. Interpretation of abnormal health history and physical assessment findings and relevant clinical decision making. 

Entry Requirements  

Health care professional currently registered with a professional, statutory and regulatory body with normally 1 year post-registration experience. Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent or have evidence of the ability to study at postgraduate level


Essay, Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and completion of 7 skills in practice  

Module lead

Alison Taylor 

Module Dates 

2022-23 Semester 2 Falmer, Brighton Campus:

  • February 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • April 5

Assessments submission date: OSCE  12 September 2023 Essay  tbc

2023-24 Semester 2 Falmer, Brighton Campus: (dates subject to change)

  • January 31
  • February 7,14,21,28
  • March 6,13,20,27
  • April 17

Assessment submission date: 29th August 2024

OSCE’s – 9th September 2024


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 as part of the Graduate Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Practice awards, the module fee is:

2022-23 £1870

2023-24 £1889

Further Information

Please contact for further information about the module

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

Graduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Acute Care) 

Post Graduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Acute Care) 

MSc / PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice  

MSc Health 

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