Management of Minor Injuries and Illnesses
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11 weeks


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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


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. This module will emphasise evidence based knowledge and the specific assessment skills that underpin the variety of issues seen in these settings.

Course detail

This module 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 diagnostic skills with reference to common minor injury or illness.
  • Understand the influence of a range of psychosocial and cultural factors on the management of the patient.
  • Examine the care and treatment options for various minor injuries and illnesses.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered during the Spring term through a series of lectures, workshops and self-directed activities.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

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

Lectures – 20 hours

Workshops – 20 hours

Self-guided student activity – 160 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered healthcare professional with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)/HPC (Health Professions Council).
  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • Support of sponsoring Trust and manager.
  • Working in practice for a minimum of 15 hours per week in a clinical setting.


  • Coursework 1: 40 minute Objective Structured Clinical Examination
  • Coursework 2: 3000 word assignment (100% of module mark)

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Completion of degree level modules will 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 completion of this module students will possess the necessary qualities and knowledge for their further development as professionals within the field of minor injuries and illnesses management.
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