CPD Clinical Decision Making Advancing Practice

Start dates

January 2023

September 2023

Course length

One year

Course cost

£42.00: TBC

£840: TBC


City campus

Course aim

This innovative module aims to equip the Advanced Practitioner with the knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in clinical decision making which places patients and service users at the centre of care.

Course content

Outline Syllabus:-

Decision making theories

Clinical reasoning/critical thinking

Decision making and remote consultation

Leadership/Research/Ethical clinical decision making

Simulation sessions involving clinical situations and use of clinical decision making tools

4 pillars of Advanced Practice

Teaching and learning

The majority of teaching will be face to face in the university, supported by some on line materials and tutorials.

This module is delivered via a variety of methods including:-

Lectures, immersive simulation and interactive learning, case history presentations, group discussion and tutorials.

Attendance is required throughout the module and will be monitored

Entry requirements

Candidates are currently working as a registered professional in a relevant area of practice. Ideally candidates will have studied at degree (level 6) however if this is not the case the applicants' skills and professional experience will be discussed to allow the module leader to assess capability to study at level 7. Candidates must have or must be working towards clinical examination.

How to apply


Reflective portfolio

You are required to write a 4000-word portfolio of evidence, based upon a study from your clinical area. This must be underpinned by the 4 elements of Advance Clinical Practice (clinical, teaching, research, and leadership) critically analysing the decision-making processes made.

You are also required to complete a portfolio demonstrating completion of competencies and reflections

The purpose of this assignment is to utilise the knowledge and processes involved in clinical decision making, alongside enabling you to reflect and analyse a particular case which you have directly encountered that has had an impact on your learning. Therefore, it will enable you to derive meaning from aspects of your clinical learning through the integration of theory.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development programme can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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