This module will prepare you to assess and manage patients who have minor illnesses, incorporating a symptom-based, patient safety-focused approach.
Combine with our Minor Injuries module to achieve a PG Cert in Minor Illness and Injury, or add Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment and Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing modules to gain a PG Dip or MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice.
This module has been developed by Dr Paul Silverston, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Assessment & Minor Illness Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University and Visiting Professor of Primary Care, University Campus Suffolk. Paul was a GP in Newmarket for twenty years and has considerable experience in teaching minor illness.
This course will benefit all health care professionals involved in the assessment and management of patients with minor illnesses, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and community pharmacists.
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The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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You’ll complete a reflective practice form for each session, along with a log book of the skills you’ve performed and the conditions you’ve encountered. You’ll complete the assessment by undertaking two 20-minute Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) involving simulated consultations with patients who have minor illnesses.
If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
Short course continuing professional development ()
Part-time postgraduate taught (Up to 5 years)
January 2017, September 2017
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