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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.

Fees and Funding for 2020/21

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £1,375

International students: £2,320 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


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

    "There are two intakes with dates as follows: Face to face teaching- 30th September, 7th October, 14th October, 21st October, 4th November, 11th November, 9th December. OSCE assessment- 20th January 2021 

    Semester 2 cohort Face to face teaching- 27th January 2021, 3rd February 2021, 10th February 2021, 3rd March 2021, 10th March 2021, 17th March 2021, 21st April 2021. OSCE assessment- 26th May 2021 "

    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 Richard Dachtler - or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372

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