The module is designed for healthcare practitioners working at/or towards advanced levels of practice, who wish to develop knowledge and skills in managing minor injuries in children and adults. It is intended to enhance independent practice through the efficient use of resources and will enable practitioners to implement management plans for patients with minor injuries presenting to walk-in clinics, urgent care centres, accident & emergency or other community settings.
In order to complete the Competency Assessment Document assignment for this module, the student will need to arrange a clinical placement suitable for this module with an Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centre or Minor Injuries Unit, for up to 50 hours in practice.
The course is also offered as an undergraduate award (level 6).
Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
and one of the following completed within the last five years:
Proficiency in English language
Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.
All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George’s responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).
Advanced practice route
Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:
Written assignment and competency assessment document
Course length: 6 consecutive teaching days
Literature review/essay to be submitted 4 weeks from the end of the module
Competency Assessment Document (CAD) to be completed with 50 hours in clinical practice. Submission 10 weeks from the end of the module.
Total course length: 16 weeks
Please note that due to the time commitment, this module should not be taken at the same time as HP6030X, HP7003X (Minor Illness).