Minor Injury- Autonomous Practice

Key information

Course Leader: Vijaya Rajoo Naidu

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Taught

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

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40

Dates

  • 08/02/2023

Fees and Funding

£810.00

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

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

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).

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.

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

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 minor injury.
  • Care pathways and referrals.
  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Examination of the shoulder, elbow, ankle and foot.
  • Head injury.
  • Burns & wounds.
  • Introduction to x-ray interpretation.
  • ENT & eye injuries.

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 a minor injury.

Assessment

The assessment for this module will be:

  • Coursework 100% - Essay.
  • Coursework Pass/Fail - Practice-based assessment.

For further assessment details please contact the Module Lead.