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Minor Illness Management

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Introduction

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.

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £1,335

International students: £2,250 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

Funding

This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

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


To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD 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

    This module has planned intakes as follows:

    • September 2019 - w/c 30th September 2019
    • January 2020 - w/c 27th January 2020.

    The module is normally delivered in 6 study days over 6 weeks, usually on a Wednesday, with a further study day for the OSCE which is delivered 14 weeks after the last study day. All study days are compulsory.  Delivery will be Campus-based learning followed by 15 days supervised practice.

    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:

    • Practical Examination
    • Case Study

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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Andrew Martin - A.Martin1@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372
NursingandMidwifery@shu.ac.uk

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