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Advanced Decision Making in Health and Social Care    Back

University of Hertfordshire Course Type: Short courses (CPD) Start Date: January, May
Location: Hatfield , United Kingdom


This module evaluates and applies established theories and models relevant to decision making in the context of health and social care. These are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines including clinical reasoning, philosophy and ethics, legal frameworks, Service User involvement, Inter-professional and Values Based Decision Making. Throughout, students will develop their critical thinking skills, with an emphasis on applying their learning to decision making in the students’ own health and social care context.

The module will harness students existing personal and life skills and knowledge of health and social care as a basis for developing learning that is relevant and focussed on their practice needs and stage of professional development. Learning and teaching will normally include: 

  • Clinical reasoning and Pathways of care
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making tools & systems
  • Health care ethics
  • Safe guarding and risk management using legal and policy frameworks
  • Values based decision making
  • Patient / public consultation
  • Inter professional working
  • The relationship between Evidence Based Practice and decision making

Short courses (CPD) - Part time

Start date:
January, May
Teaching method:
Hatfield , United Kingdom

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