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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.

Induction module

Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.

Key Facts


Cheryl Grantham/Eva Mussio/Claire Runaghan

Tel: 024 765 73958/74263

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

Next Course Dates:

Cohort A

Application Deadline 24/09/2018

5th - 7th November 2018

3rd - 4th December 2018

10th January 2019 (CBE)

Cohort A01

Application Deadline 25/02/2019

8th - 9th April 2019

29th April - 1st May 2019

7th June 2019 (CBE)

How to apply