Professional Course

Clinical Decision Making

Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

40 credits

Next course date

September (Derby)


6 months


Derby Campus

Module description

You'll gain an overview of pathophysiological processes to common diseases, using a systems approach and theories relating to aetiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations to disease processes. This will include health history taking and clinical examination.

You’ll study on campus for six months enabling you to consolidate your learning experiences and relate theory to practice. You’ll also be required to access appropriate practice opportunities through the negotiation of a learning contract with your mentor. This will enable you to undertake the summative assessment. 

Who this course is for 

This course is for all health professionals, especially if you are involved with advanced practice or if clinical examination skills and the ability to consider differential diagnosis are required for your professional role. 

Trainee advanced clinical practitioners or those accessing the Clinical Decision Making module as a CPD option, require the support of their employers to provide a clinical supervisor for the completion of the Practice Document log assessment. Please check with the programme lead, Donna Brewster, for further details. 

Course team


Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

Usually five years post-qualification experience.

Fees and funding

If you are funding your own study, the module price will be confirmed shortly.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

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