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Clinical Investigations and Diagnostics for Health Care Professionals

You will need to be currently employed or have access to clinical placements that will support development of clinical skills during the course of the module. You will need to have access to clinical and educational mentorship support.

This module consists of five days attendance plus a separate CBE day. Students will be expected to attend all five days and return to undertake Case-Based Examinations [CBE].

The module has been designed to complement the clinical examination module and aims to provide the student with the theoretical underpinning for the acquisition of a range of skills and knowledge to support safe autonomous practice when requesting and interpreting clinical investigations for a wide clinical spectrum of conditions.

This module is suitable for healthcare professionals from a variety of background areas of specialist practice including:

  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Critical Care Outreach
  • Paramedical staff
  • Doctors who want to pursue a clinically-focussed career pathway

All applicants must possess at least four years post-registration experience. They will need to be currently employed in a role that will support development of clinical skills during the course of the modules, and have testimony of mentorship support from their employers.

Other options:
Not sure a MSc is for you? Take this module as a Postgraduate Award.

Key Facts


Cheryl Grantham/ Eva Mussio / Claire Runaghan

Tel: 024 76573958

024 76572958

Module Leader: Kirsti Soanes

Duration: 5 tutorial days


Four Case Based Examinations(CBE)

Portfolio of evidence from own clinical practice

2 X 1000 word critical reflections

CATS: 20

Module code: MD981

How to apply

Next Course Dates:

Cohort A

6-8 November , 4-5 December 2017 11 January 2018 (CBE)

Cohort A01

9-10 April, 30 April - 2nd May

8th June 2018 (CBE)