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Assessment and Management of Minor Illness

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    NURM089

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 semester part time

  • Starting:

    February

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Overview


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 02/12/2020

Highlights


  • 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.

  • 2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £830 per 20 credit module
    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Module costs: £825 per 20 credit module

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

  • It can be taken as a stand-alone module or part of MSc Advancing Practice award; Post-graduate Diploma in Advancing Practice; post graduate Certificate in Advancing Practice or MSc Advancing Practice (Top Up).

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