Minor Injury- Autonomous Practice

Key information

Course Leader: Vijaya Rajoo Naidu

Level: 6

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 86, Independent Hours - 64

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 02/02/2022

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits in the 2021/22 academic year. This price relates to self-funding students assessed as UK students for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as Overseas, or for returning students that are on a course leading to an award. Click here for Fees and Funding information or email us.

Entry Requirements

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, any face to face classroom learning, teaching and assessment may be online through a variety of synchronous and asynchronous video platforms. Please keep up to date with current University guidance relating to Covid-19 here

Evidence of completion of a module on 'Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators' or equivalent must be provided during application (please contact programme lead to confirm).

Applicants must be registered on the Healthcare Professional Register (NMC or HCPC).

If you are a self-funding student, it is your responsibility to ensure that before you apply for this module, you have access to appropriate supervision.  If you need to access alternative clinical environments in order to evidence advanced practice hours, then we strongly recommend you arrange supervision well in advance of applying for this module.  Failure to have this support in place may leave you at a disadvantage in meeting the learning outcomes of this module.

Course Overview

This module is designed for already experienced health professionals (NMC/HCPC) to prepare them for autonomous practice in the management of minor injury presentations. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to treat, advise and discharge/refer patients presenting with minor injuries based on a systematic assessment and diagnosis. Participants will examine external issues and review current research enabling evaluation and synthesis in practice.

The module will normally address:

  • Documentation related to assessment of a patient with a minor injury.
  • Care pathways and referrals.
  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Examination of the shoulder, elbow, ankle and foot.
  • Head injury.
  • Wounds.
  • Introduction to x-ray interpretation.
  • ENT & eye injuries

This module gives you the opportunity to engage with and document a minimum of 50 hours of experiential learning at work.  

Learning outcomes

This module aims to develop and expand upon practitioners existing knowledge and experience of assessing and managing minor injuries in out of hospital and emergency care settings. Participants will be encouraged to develop and evaluate specialist skills to make sound judgement in managing the need of patients presenting with minor injury.


The assessment for this module will be:

  • Coursework 1 – Essay
  • Coursework 2 - Practice based assessment (Pass/Fail)

For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.