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University of Gloucestershire

Assessment, diagnosis and decision making for advanced clinical practice

CPS [Level 7]

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Study type
Part Time
Course length
6 Months
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

This module will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills, expertise and confidence necessary to expand your range of assessment techniques as appropriate within your area of practice, in order to determine the health status of an individual. You will develop advanced skills of clinical reasoning to be able to devise patient management plans that address the complexities of physical, psychological, mental health and social factors. You will develop competence in applying your skills of clinical decision making as you apply your assessment findings to your clinical problem.

Study style

001: 100% Portfolio: individual: equivalent to 4,500 words
002: 0% Show, display or performance: one hour

Contact hours
Scheduled Contact Hours: 75
Independent Learning Hours: 165

On-campus delivery dates

Teaching sessions for the January 2025 intake will take place on the following dates:

  • 15 January, 29 January
  • 12 February, 26 February
  • 12 March, 26 March
  • 9 April, 23 April
  • 7 May, 21 May

Transition to full MSc
You can undertake modules individually then move to the full MSc at a later date, taking the results of previous modules with you via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process.

Funding options

If you’re being sponsored to do this module, please get in touch with the Admissions Team by email at

Entry requirements

    • To study this course you must be a registered UK healthcare professional from any discipline with a track record of delivering high-quality healthcare and having a positive impact on clinical practice.

      Ideally, you will be working in a Band 7 level clinical post. However, we’ll also consider clinicians working in Band 6 posts with appropriate experience and clinical impact. You should demonstrate that you have a robust, significant and appropriately varied clinical practice experience.

      Applicants should be graduates or able to evidence a high level of CPD.

Course modules


Fees and costs

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Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester £1,340 TBC

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