This 40 credit module is offered at bachelors and masters level by Plymouth University.

Key features

  • Gain the practical skills to manage patients presenting with common minor illness and injuries
  • Develop the underpinning knowledge and professional understanding of the practical and theoretical management of patients presenting with common minor illness and injuries across healthcare settings.
  • Consider the clinical, legal and ethical boundaries and recognise the limitations within your scope of practice and working environment.
  • Build on your prior experience of dealing with minor injury and illness.
  • Learn about the underpinning theory of anatomy and physiology, clinical assessment and specific history taking using a system approach to go on to diagnose using appropriate evidence-based practice, to ensure appropriate, safe case management and safety netting.
  • Module content includes (not exhaustive): history taking, pain assessment, red flags, referral processes, safety netting, management plans.

Entry requirements

In agreement with the Module Leader you must:

  • be a registered health and social care professional working in clinical practice
  • have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. foundation degree or equivalent) in order to study the module at degree level
  • have previously studied to graduate level (i.e. level 6) in order to study the module at masters level.

Content

HEAD382 course details (Degree level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the legal and ethical principles associated with autonomous practice, clinical decision making and risk stratification.
  • Demonstrate and critically apply high-level clinical knowledge when assessing a variety of body systems, with an additional highlighted focus on the underpinning anatomy and physiology.
  • Reflect on your effectiveness as an autonomous practitioner, with reference to the management of minor illness and minor injury in individual clinical settings.
  • Provide critical analysis of evidence-based management of minor illness and minor injury.
  • Analyse the professional issues, decision-making theories and national policies surrounding advancing practice and urgent and emergency care.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical reasoning and understanding of the complexities of the diagnosis and management of the older patient, the child, and the pregnant patient in the context of the presentation of a minor illness or injury within your scope of practice.

APP743 course details (Masters level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the legal and ethical principles associated with autonomous practice, clinical decision making and risk stratification.
  • Demonstrate and critically apply high-level clinical knowledge when assessing a variety of body systems, with an additional highlighted focus on the underpinning anatomy and physiology.
  • Critically reflect on your effectiveness as an autonomous practitioner, with reference to the management of minor illness and minor injury in individual clinical settings.
  • Provide an advanced critical analysis of the evidence-based management of minor illness and minor injury.
  • Critically analyse the professional issues, decision-making theories and national policies surrounding advancing practice and unscheduled care.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical reasoning and critical understanding of the complexities of the diagnosis and management of the older patient, the child, and the pregnant patient in the context of the presentation of a minor illness or injury within your scope of practice.

 

HEAD382 – Bachelors Level

APP743 – Masters Level

  • Wednesday – 24 April 2019
  • Wednesday – 01 May 2019
  • Wednesday – 08 May 2019
  • Wednesday – 15 May 2019
  • Wednesday – 22 May 2019
  • Wednesday – 29 May 2019
  • Wednesday – 05 June 2019
  • Wednesday – 12 June 2019
  • Wednesday – 19 June 2019
  • Wednesday – 26 June 2019
  • Wednesday – 03 July 2019
  • Wednesday – 10 July 2019

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

All dates will be held at Plymouth University

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