CPD Clinical Examination

Level 7 (postgraduate), 10 Credits

Start dates

September 2021

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Total cost: £420


City campus

Faculty of Health:

0151 231 5829


Course aim

This programme is aimed at experienced healthcare professionals who want to develop their clinical examination skills. It is ideal if you are working in primary and secondary care, and considering future advanced roles in a variety of disciplines.

Course content

The Clinical Examination programme has a unique system of delivery utilising live ‘patient model assistants’ for the development of competency in clinical skills and assessment. Theory and physiology of body systems are covered in keynote lectures prior to practice in LJMU's Advanced Clinical Practice Suites.

Please be advised that we are full for September 2021 and January 2022.  The next available intake will be September 2022.

Teaching and learning

Interactive lectures will be followed by participation in practical demonstrations designed to enhance your clinical skill development. You will be required to participate in structured work-based learning to consolidate emerging clinical skills.

The programme will be delivered during a 15 week academic semester, commencing in September and January of each year.

Entry requirements

You should be a healthcare professional with at least 3 years post qualification experience prior to enrolling on this course.


You will be assessed in two ways:

  • Your knowledge will be assessed through the use of an unseen examination which consists of short answer questions and visual diagnostic elements. Pass mark 40%
  • The second dimension of the assessment process is the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), which will assess the development of competence within a range of clinical examination skills. This will involve the assessment of a patient model, history taking and the writing of a report

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

Information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

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

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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