Select a case study of a patient they have assessed and managed in the clinical setting and will provide and in-depth analysis of one aspect of their assessment findings/data that facilitated diagnosis. The essay assesses the clinical work based on a patient that the student has assessed and managed with their assessor. This essay includes the investigations, and likely diagnosis. What is the purpose of this assessment? The assignment will be marked using the level 7 criteria for academic and non-competency based assignments in the MSc Health care Practice Student Handbook and also in accordance with the following module specific criteria. 1. Critically applies in-depth understanding of one aspect of a medico-legal and ethical issue to the case scenario and demonstrates how it enables, but simultaneously constrains, the consultation process. 2. Critically analyses one aspect the data generated from a focused history taking and physical examination and conveys in–depth awareness about the relevant red flags in the decision making process. 3. Critically debate a key component of the clinical problems resulting from the disease processes, and synthesise robust, holistic differential diagnoses that justifies the clinical decisions. 4. Shows deep and systematic knowledge of pathophysiology of the presenting condition and how it links to the clinical presentation. 5. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge on how a particular diagnostic test was considered in the clinical reasoning process and is mindful of the personal and organisational costs. 6. Critically applies a patient- centred approach when exploring the wider determinants of health and utilises policy to improve the well- being of the individual and societal health as a whole. 7. Critically evaluates the patient’s management plan in a holistic way and considers how future practice can be enhanced.
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