Taught course

Enhanced Consultation Skills

Bucks New University · Faculty of Society and Health

Entry requirements

You must be a registered healthcare practitioner, for example: nurse, paramedic, occupational therapist or physiotherapist and possess a first degree within an appropriate healthcare-related subject (at least 2:2 or above) or 60 credits at Level 6 (with good grades) and evidence of experiential learning equivalent to a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6. Furthermore you should have at least two years' post-registration/post-qualifying experience and be in current employment in a relevant clinical practice area.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is suitable for registered healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their consultation skills, that of physical assessment and clinical decision making. This award facilitates the development of the key skills and competencies required for enhanced consultation, focusing on the practitioners' area of practice.

This course is designed to enrich personal and professional competence in regard to patient assessment, decision making and consultation skills. The course offers an exciting opportunity to explore this expanding field of advanced practice and is aimed at registered healthcare professionals working in areas of advanced practice within primary and secondary care settings.

The course team has a wide range of clinical experience and research interests; this includes advanced practice, non-medical prescribing, management of long term conditions and urgent care.

Course content

  • Physical Assessment of the Adult
  • Clinical Decision Making for Advanced Practice

Why choose this course?

The aim of the course is to enable you to develop sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

It aims to enhance your ability to assess the patient holistically using a range of different assessment methods through systematic clinical examination of the patients' health history and the buddy systems.

Through this, students will learn to manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, delegation and referral as appropriate to optimise health outcomes and resources, as well as providing direct support to patients

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Recruitment & Admissions
0330 123 2023