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Minor illness: assessment and management | HP6030X-PS | Level 6 | Credits 15 | 2020/21
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Application Portal
Minor illness: assessment and management | HP6030X-PS | Level 6 | Credits 15 | 2020/21
10/02/2021 | Available
10/02/2021, 17/02/2021, 24/02/2021, 03/03/2021, 10/03/2021, 17/03/2021
** Applications will ordinarily close 28 days before start date of a course.


*This module is for Paramedic Practice students only*


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

The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.



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 Teaching Days


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Course Leader
Name: Naomi Murphy

Self Funding: £850.00

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

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