Assessment and Management of Minor Injury

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code


  • Level

    Post RegistrationPO

  • Duration

    1 semester Part-time

  • Starting


  • Fees UK 23/24

    Part Time: £890

  • Location

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This module is designed for registered allied healthcare professionals currently working in or who aspire to develop into the field of Minor Injury.

The content aims to equip you with the proficiencies required to facilitate autonomous holistic assessment and management of common minor injury presentations across the age spectrum. As part of the scope of advanced practice you will be equipped to make and communicate autonomous evidenced-based decisions, facilitated by sound clinical knowledge and physical examination skills.

Updated 18/06/2024


  • Practical and clinically focused module content which supports the development of advanced practice within the scope of minor injury.
  • Facilitated by practising 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. Teaching will have a problem-orientated focus, with case scenario development a central theme to support the development of diagnostic reasoning skills and facilitate the attainment of the module assessment criteria.

    Students will develop their physical examination skills within our onsite clinical skills facilities and subsequently have the opportunity to practice these within the context of patient assessment scenarios under supervision with facilitator and peer feedback.

    Module content will include:

    • Review of anatomy and physiology pertinent to minor injury.
    • Consultation and history taking skills.
    • Physical examination skills pertinent to minor injury.
    • 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 Injury 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.


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Clare Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Advanced Practitioner)

Faculty of Health, Education and Society