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Mental Health and Skin Assessment

Explore the role and importance of mental health in a physical examination.

Mental Health and Skin Assessment
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

This course discusses the assessment of mental health in an acute setting including principles, diagnosis, and treatment options.

It then goes on to focus on skin conditions, with overviews on lesions, moles, hair loss, nails, and notifiable diseases.

What topics will you cover?

  • Assessment of mental health
  • Assessment of skin, hair and nails

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss the assessment of mental health in an acute setting
  • Describe the processes involved in assessing skin, hair and nails
  • Produce reflections on your learning experiences in physical health assessment

Who is the course for?

The target audience for this course is any experienced nurse who wishes to, or finds themselves in a position to need to, extend their knowledge and skills to assess the health of their patients to diagnosis.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Specialising in emergency care, Nicky Parker-Summers has 35 years clinical experience, including military nursing. She came to education in 2003, becoming an Assistant Professor in 2016.

With over 20 years experience, working nationally and internationally, within Acute and Emergency care, Claire has developed her own skills and experience to share knowledge and improve patient care.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry