Minor Illness-Diagnostics & Interventions

Key information

Course Leader: Ruth Reilly

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Taught

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 90, Independent Hours - 60

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 01/02/2023
  • 05/10/2022

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 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. 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

Entry Requirements

You must have studied 7HSK0290 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators or a course or module that meets the learning outcomes of these modules. You can study this module either before or alongside the Minor Illness module.

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.

In order to study at Level 7 you will need a degree level qualification. You should be a qualified health care professional currently working in an appropriate area of practice.  

Applications from those who have no previous level 6 study will be considered on an individual basis but will first need to meet with the admissions tutor, Aileen Wilson, to discuss their application.                                                                         

If you have non-UK academic qualifications you will need to supply evidence of comparability. The organisation ECCTIS will supply this for a reasonable fee https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/SOC/Default.aspx.                                                                  

You should also have current professional registration (NMC, HCPC etc) and be employed as a health care professional in an appropriate setting. 

Course Overview

You will gain understanding and skills in minor illness presentations. The module will focus on specific assessment, interventions, patient management, health advice and health promotion for patients presenting with minor illness. You will consider your approaches in caring for adults and/or children drawing on advanced communication skills and techniques. The module requires you to develop both knowledge and skills, with practical clinical skills being developed on the course. Students must be employed within an appropriate clinical field of practice and have access to and agreement to be an assessor from a suitable clinical practice supervisor.

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


The assessment for this module will be: Coursework 100% - Essay examining an aspect of clinical consultation. Coursework - Pass/Fail - Clinical portfolio. For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.