Entry requirements

You must be a relevant registered health and social care professional

Course summary
On successful completion, you will be able to:
  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of minor illness/injury to the evidence-based management of the patient
  • Critically reflect on the skills of assessment and triage in relation to patients who present with minor illness/injury, acknowledging the bio-psycho-social needs of the patient and their family
  • Critically appraise the different needs of specific patient groups, including children, older people and people with a mental health disorder who present with minor illness/injury
  • Examine the relevant evidence, clinical guidelines and healthcare policy which relate to therapeutic interventions used to treat patients with minor illness/injury
Frameworks for assessment
  • The nature of minor illness/injury.
  • Assessment and treatment of: minor head injury, neck injury, eye emergencies, ear, nose and throat conditions, fractures, sprains and strains, wounds and skin conditions.
  • Dealing with violence and aggression. Legal, ethical and policy factors influencing first contact and emergency care. Paediatric, older person and mental health disorder considerations
Learning and Teaching – more details will be available later in the year when the module spec is updated

The programme will be entirely delivered using a blended learning methodology; incorporating technology enhanced learning material, online web content, video presentations, lectures and seminars.

Scheduled learning includes lectures; case based learning including small group work and seminar discussion.

Independent learning includes essential reading, assignment preparation and completion and presentation preparation and completion.

Study time – Indicative Student Workload (hours) – Approx.
  • Guided independent study 182
  • Scheduled learning and teaching 18
*Virtual* Teaching dates

Module start date – Sep 2021

Module Close date – TBC

This online module consists of a start and finish date only with no set attendance- there will be bookable assessment options to be arranged with the UoC.

Application Deadline – 10/02/2021

Please do NOT apply direct with UoC unless you have been told your application is successful – If you do you funding application will be rejected

For more details on the application process :

Please see the ‘How to apply page’  for more info & downloads of the scoring and application process T&Cs you will be agreeing to by applying.

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UoC Minor Illness & injury - self score - Sep 2021

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