course

Assessment and Management of Minor Illness

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code

    NURM089

  • Level

    Post RegistrationPO

  • Duration

    1 semester part time

  • Starting

    February

  • Fees UK 24/25

    Part Time: £920 per 20 credit module

  • Location

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Contact the CPD Team

CPD@northampton.ac.uk

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 18/06/2024

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 subject specific experience.
  • 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 must hold an appropriate healthcare or bachelor’s degree with honours or have evidence of recent level 6 study.
    2. Current professional body registration (UK registered).
    3. Employment within a relevant health and social care related environment.

     

    Nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and pharmacists with current professional body registrations are encouraged to apply.

  • 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.

Staff


Placeholder image for Clare Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Advanced Practitioner)
Clare Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Advanced Practitioner)


Faculty of Health, Education and Society

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