Management of Minor Injuries and Illnesses (Online)
Course code:



11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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The aim of this module is to teach students how to critically assess the developing approach to care and management of both minor injuries and illnesses.

Course detail

This module will emphasise on the evidence based knowledge and specific assessment skills that underpin the variety of issues seen in these settings. Furthermore, students will be facilitated by being able to do this module online.

This module could be easily accessible online via e-learning and provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop their knowledge on the methods for management of minor injuries and illnesses.
  • Enhance their abilities of identifying and assessing a range of issues within the clinical environment, allowing them to expand their career prospects in such settings.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Perform effective clinical assessments and possess good diagnostic skills with reference to common minor injury and illness.
  • Note the influence of a range of psychosocial and cultural factors on the management of the patient.
  • Critically examine the care and treatment options for various minor injuries and illnesses.
  • Critically evaluate the professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of practitioners.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered entirely online during the Spring term, through a combination of guided learning and self-guided study.

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Guided online learning – 40 hours

Self guided student activity – 160 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must be registered on the Health Care Professional Register (NMC/HCPC)
  • Ability to study at Degree level


Coursework 1: 3000 word Critical Evaluation (100% of module mark)

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the necessary qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as professionals within the field of minor injuries and illnesses management.