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Assessment and Management of Minor Illness

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code


  • Level

    Post Registration

  • Duration

    1 semester part time

  • Starting


  • Fees UK 24/25

    Part Time: £920 per 20 credit module

  • Location

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This module is designed to equip registered allied health professionals from a variety of settings with the underlying principles required to facilitate integrated, autonomous assessment and management of minor illness.

Updated 14/03/2024


  • Integrated and clinically focused module content which supports the development of advanced practice within the scope of minor illness.
  • Facilitated by practicing clinicians with additional guest lecturers from relevant specialities.
  • A part time module which can be undertaken as a stand-alone option or as part of a full MSc.

Course Content

  • This is a 20 credit, level 7 module which utilises an active blended learning approach; with course material delivered across six taught days in addition to registrants participating in online activities.

    Module content will include:

    • Review of anatomy and physiology pertinent to minor illness.
    • Consultation and history taking skills.
    • Examination of systems pertinent to minor illness: respiratory, abdominal, neurological, ENT, eyes and dermatology.
    • Informed diagnostic reasoning, critical decision making and record keeping.
    • Exploration and critical appraisal of evidenced bases management strategies.
    • Age related considerations.
    • Professional, legal and ethical responsibilities.

    Registrants are required to undertake two methods of assessment; structured and timed case-based assessments in addition to a 3000-word portfolio. To successfully complete this module registrants must achieve the minimum pass threshold for both elements of assessment.

    Assessment and Management of Minor Illness can be taken as a stand-alone module or part of MSc Advancing Practice award; Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Practice; Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice or MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up).

    1. Applicants wishing to study at level 7 will ideally have a degree.  Applicants who do not have a relevant bachelor’s degree may still apply as relevant personal, professional, and educational experience will also be taken into consideration.
    2. Registered Healthcare Professional (NMC or HCPC registrant).  Applications from qualified pharmacists with a recognised professional registration are also acceptable.  For those who hold a Non-UK Nursing or Midwifery qualifications you must have been registered with the NMC for 3 years.
  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £920 per 20 credit module
    2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £890 per 20 credit module

    Please contact Karen Edwards for further information about fees for this module.

    For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.


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Clare Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Advanced Practitioner)

Faculty of Health, Education and Society