This level 6 module provides an opportunity for students to develop and enhance the knowledge base and practice of health assessment, in order that appropriate interventions and management can occur. Students will begin to develop their assessment skills under the guidance of a mentor during this module. Assessment is 100% coursework

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About this course

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The purpose of health assessment is to gather information from a variety of sources in order to identify client health and social needs and illness status, and to plan, implement and evaluate appropriate holistic management using a person-centred approach. This is a joint process between the nurse and the client and is carried out in a variety of settings. This module introduces nurses as the first point of contact in a variety of care settings. Using a range of interventions, students are given the opportunity to completely assess the health of clients in their care. The module aims to integrate theoretical knowledge to underpin the skills required for competent physical and mental health assessment. Consolidation of the taught skill is expected to continue in the clinical environment throughout the duration of the programme.

This module is available as a standalone module / credit bearing module.

Linked programmes

BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing, AdvCert Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, AdvCert Non Medical Prescribing,


100% Coursework


Module runs over a 12 week period in total. All students are expected to attend all classes associated with the programme and be punctual and regular in attendance (where applicable). Attendance will be monitored at the University and Employers are informed of all absences.

Module may also be available at Magee Campus if numbers permit.

Entry requirements

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements
  • Normally required to hold a level 5 Diploma in Nursing (or equivalent) but the initial offer standard may vary from year to year.
  • Hold current registration with the NMC and have completed a period of experience as a registered nurse to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes.
  • English language requirements for international applicants. Please contact the module co-ordinator

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
How to apply


How to apply

Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland) via their HSC Trust should contact the Practice Education Team in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. The HSCT will manage your application. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Please note fees displayed are for 2016/17 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing. http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/2016-17/



Mrs Donna McConnell

E: d.mcconnell@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 8581


E: facljn@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6098

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Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

School of Nursing