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Minor illness: assessment and management | HP6030X | Level 6 (Undergraduated) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Minor illness: assessment and management | HP6030X | Level 6 (Undergraduated) | Credits 15 | 2020/21
24/09/2020 | Available
24/09/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020
19/11/2020 | Available
19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
25/02/2021 | Available
25/02/2021, 04/03/2021, 11/03/2021, 18/03/2021, 25/03/2021
29/04/2021 | Available
29/04/2021, 06/05/2021, 13/05/2021, 20/05/2021, 27/05/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


This module will enable health care practitioners to develop a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with minor health problems that will equip healthcare practitioners to provide evidence-based care in first contact, urgent and primary care settings.

This module will enable students to:

  • Develop a range of skills that reflect an individualized, holistic approach to patient assessment and treatment
  • Demonstrate evidence based practice in the care of a patient with a minor health problem

Applicants are expected to hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification) and normally a minimum of 6 months post-qualifying experience in order to consolidate training.

In addition:

Applicants should hold a Dip.H.E., (or equivalent), obtained within the last five years, for entry to the degree programme;

Applicants for the graduate certificate are normally expected to hold an honours or ordinary degree, or equivalent. Equivalences of overseas qualifications are assessed using a specialist resource (NARIC) to which SGUL subscribes.

Non-standard applicants

Healthcare practitioners who do not hold a Dip.H.E. (or equivalent) will normally be considered for standalone level 6 module enrolments if they can demonstrate one of the following:

Successful completion within the last five years of either certificated learning at level 6 or above, or completion of more then 60 credits at level 5, or a minimum of 30 credits at level 5 at or above a grade B (60%);

Successful completion of a level 6 entrance test.


Competency assessment document (CAD) and essay

Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically discuss and evaluate a variety of structured approaches to an assessment of a patient with a minor health problem.
  2. Critically analyse the legal and professional issues relating to autonomous practice of minor health problems.
  3. Utilize evidence-based practice in the assessment and management of a patient with a minor health condition.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information in order to effectively manage patients with a minor health condition.
  5. Critically explore the limits and opportunities of the autonomous practitioner role.


Who is the module for: Healthcare practitioners with a minimum of 12 months experience in a relevant clinical setting before starting this module. Practitioners would benefit from undertaking Clinical reasoning in physical assessment: lifespan perspectives or the equivalent before undertaking this module.

Course length: 5 consecutive teaching days
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: 15 weeks
Please note that due to the time commitment, this module should not be taken at the same time as HP6031X, HP7004X (Minor Injury).

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Course Leader
Name: Edwin Chamanga

Self Funding: £850.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

Mode of Delivery
Online learning - NOTE: In the autumn term, due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, face-to-face teaching will be limited to clinically focused modules incorporating practical skills teaching. This will remain the case throughout the 2020/21 academic year, until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow a greater proportion of on-site teaching. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
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