Therapeutic Investigation and Intervention

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5
Therapeutic Investigation and Intervention - 15 credits at SCQF level 11| ECTS points 7.5

This course aims to develop practitioners knowledge of key clinical investigations including; Blood tests and analysis, Arterial Blood Gas analysis, ECG analysis and the fundamentals of X-Ray interpretation.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks
  • Interpret clinical history taking and examination findings to form differential diagnosis.
  • Decision making and rationale for investigating disease.
  • The underpinning evidence base of investigations.
  • Synthesise results in relation to wellbeing and patient outcomes.
  • Management strategies to correct abnormalities.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module runs over 12 weeks, and is delivered online through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle.

Staff delivering on this course

The majority of the delivery will be by lecturers who are qualified ANPS with a wide range of Primary and Secondary care experience. In additions, there may be some input where appropriate from subject specialists within practice and other university departments.

Independent Study

You are expected to undertake approximately 5 hours per week, over ten weeks, prior to the assessment.


Assessment is a written examination. This will be conducted using Moodle Quiz.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support


Credit from this module may contribute to the MSc Advancing Practice (Health Visiting) or the University’s Professional Studies Framework. 


This module is suitable for registered nurses, midwives and health and social care professionals.  Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: To be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/2022

  • UK/EU Students: £690

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice Professional Development Team and we'll do out best to help.

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