Assessment and Management of Minor Illness and Injuries in Unscheduled Care

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


3 months

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Register your interest

Please ensure you are applying for the correct course, as you cannot change your course after application.

Please also complete a supplementary information form when applying for this course.

Number of places: 25


You’ll be taught the importance of performing a clinical assessment that is symptom-based and patient safety-focused, in recognition of the fact that in the minor illness and injuries setting patients present with symptoms not diagnoses and that many of these symptoms are common to both serious and minor illnesses and injuries.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is for registered Paramedics who wish to advance their practice in minor injuries. On completion of this module and the ‘Assessment and Management of Acute on Chronic Illness in Unscheduled Care’ module you’ll have a good foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for working in the urgent and primary care setting. Students should note that at this time there is no national standard curricula for the role of specialist paramedic (Urgent/Primary care).

Completion of these modules does not guarantee that a specific organisation will accept them as evidence of being able to meet the requirements of that organisations specialist paramedic roles.


Dates for this module will be set for 2018/9 in due course. Please register your interest and our Admissions team will send you an email alert once dates are released

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three departments:

  • Allied Health
  • Medical Science and Public Health
  • School of Medicine

Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.

We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.

Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Assessment will be in two parts: Completion of reflective practice forms with a practice assessment document and 2 x 15-minute OSCE’s to assess the student’s competence and safety in consulting within this group of patients.

Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


30 Credits (Level 7)


For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email

Contact details

CPD Admissions
Tel: 01245 686868

Course Leader: Elliott Bird

Entry requirements

If you wish to be considered for this module, you’ll be a HCPC Registered Paramedic. If you have previously studied higher education (degree or diploma) you’ll be considered for the Level 7 (Advanced module) if you have not studied previously in University you’ll be considered for the Level 6.

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