Minor Illness and Injury for Advanced Practice
Course Leader: Sarah Jardine
Mode of delivery: Taught
Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 192 (120 placement), Independent Hours - 108
School: Health & Social Work
Available places: 30
Fees and Funding
The price quoted above is per 30 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. Please note that some modules within this programme are charged at a premium rate and details can be found at the link above. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan
7HSK0327 - Advanced Patient Assessment and Clinical Reasoning or equivalent.
Degree in a relevant discipline; or evidence of appropriate knowledge and experience of level 6 studies. Or extensive demonstrable experience in a clinical role and willingness to undertake level 7 study.
Professional registration (e.g. HCPC, NMC, GMC)
Students will develop a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to safely assess patients with minor illness or minor injury using a systems-based approach, identifying appropriate management strategies and/or onward referral for each patient.
The course will use a blend of face-to-face teaching, workshops and discussion forums to explore the theory underpinning the management of critical illness and injury. Practical simulation will develop the technical and non-technical skills required for this patient group.
Course content includes:
General content includes:
Illness Specific Content:
Injury specific content:
Successful students will typically:
Identify and understand the aetiology, presentation, sequelae, complications and referrals of common minor illnesses and injuries.
Critically evaluate the treatment and referral options available for patients with minor illnesses and minor injuries.
Critically appraise and synthesize the evidence and rationale for management of patients with minor illnesses and minor injuries.
Using a problem-based approach and advanced assessment, assess common minor illnesses and minor injuries.
Be able to formulate, implement, document and critically evaluate, appropriate evidence-based management plans for patients with minor illness or minor injury.
Effectively communicate health advice and referrals based on a critical understanding of the evidence available.
Written submission worth 60% of the module mark.
Practical OSCE stations including written, verbal and practical elements, worth 40% of the module mark.
Clinical Assessment Document Pass/Fail.