Health Assessment - Adult

Key information

Start date:
06 March 2024
Attendance dates:

06, 20 March 2024

10, 24 April 2024

08, 22 May 2024

05, 14 June 2024

Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:
  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of health assessment from a multi-professional and inter-agency perspectives across health and social care domains.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate their knowledge and understanding of systematic assessment to achieve holistic patient care.
  • Critically explore the principles underlying theoretical assessment frameworks and use a range of assessment methods to inform the decision making process.
  • Demonstrate collaborative working by communicating their assessment findings to relevant members of the Health and Social care Team to ensure optimum patient.


Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Multi-professional and interagency working
  • Systems based physical assessment:
    • Cardiac
    • Respiratory
    • Abdominal
    • Neurological
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Mental health
    • Ear nose and throat
    • Skin
  • Psychological health and well-being.

Learning and teaching methods

For the 2023/24 curriculum, our PGT/CPD modules will continue to be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face to face and online delivery (both live and asynchronous), as this has worked really well for our practice-based colleagues. It is important to recognise the majority of modules contain face to face contact time and attendance at the University will be required.

Learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Discussion
  • Workshops
  • Work based learning
  • Problem based learning
  • Simulated learning.


  • Case study 
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Clinical log

OSCE dates

October cohort - TBC

March cohort - TBC

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Additional information

This module is a pre-requisite for the following modules:

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care
  • Work based supervisor to co-ordinate practice assessments (10-15 hours).

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form. 

Please note: 

  1. Applications close:
  • (For 4 October start date) we are no longer accepting applications for October 2023 as capacity has been reached.
  • (For 6 March start date) on 24 January 2024 or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
  1. It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
  2. If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.

Send your completed application to

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to module content) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the module. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a module with us. Read the full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Kate Granger Building

Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.

Additional information

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH.

Post-registration Administration team

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH