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Minor Illness Management

Minor Illness Management

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This module will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess and treat patients presenting with an undifferentiated and undiagnosed minor illness.

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

This module will prepare the student to undertake an autonomous/advanced practitioner role and is aimed at nurses and allied health professionals working within primary care and unscheduled care settings.  

Patients will receive a safe, high standard of holistic and evidence based care from a practitioner who is skilled and competent to assess and treat patients or refer them on to definitive care.

This module will enable the supporting organisation achieve performance targets e.g. 4 hour Emergency Department quality standard.

What you learn

On completion, the student will be able to assess patients with a variety of presenting complaints and will be competent to undertake assessment and treatment of minor illness conditions of the respiratory, abdominal and gastrointestinal systems, dermatology, ophthalmic, ENT, sexual health, musculoskeletal, mental health and children. 

This module can be linked to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award.

Topics covered

Women’s health, Men’s health, sexual health, respiratory, cardiac, abdominal, paediatrics, dermatology, cranial nerves & musculoskeletal exam. These sessions are based on presentations you would expect to encounter in general practice, walk in centres & urgent treatment centres.


Fees and Funding for 2023/24

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,655

EU / International students: £2,735 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    The student should be on the relevant professional register and have the ability to work at Masters level 7.  This module would be suitable for health care professionals working in an unscheduled care setting. It is expected that the student will have 100% attendance.  Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support should be in place to enable the student to achieve successful completion of the module.  

    The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form

    International students must have reliable internet access and suply IELTS scores. 

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    Please note the September 2023 and January 2024 intakes are now full. The next available intake is September 2024.

    Please see the provisional attendance (23/24) timetable below:

    Intake month



    Start date

    Usually last Wednesday in January

    Usually last Wednesday in September




    February ½ term

    October ½ term


    6 full day sessions every Wednesday consecutively unless ½ term. 2 full days (Wednesdays) needed for the OSCEs part way through the module.

    Mock OSCE

    Mid/late April

    Early December

    Real OSCE

    Late May


    Case study


    Late January

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • 3,000-word case study
    • OSCE based on 3 clinical scenarios
    • 90 hours supervised Practice (arm's length) - from a mentor at ACP level or above

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Alison Subramanian - or contact the student experience team:

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