This course is intended to develop your skills in patient consultation, history-taking, and physical assessment of patients who present with a range of undifferentiated and undiagnosed minor injuries and illness, applicable to your own area of practice. You will learn how to distinguish between normal and abnormal findings.
This course can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as part of the MSc Advanced Practice Health & Social Care (MSc APHSC)
Once completed, it is expected (but not mandatory) that you will complete the follow-up course: Management of Minor Injuries and Illness for Advanced Practice (APM051).
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for nurses and healthcare professionals working in acute and unscheduled care settings, such as emergency departments, walk-in clinics, urgent care centres, primary care or other community and first contact settings. This includes, but is not limited to Paramedics, Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
The course consists of five study days, of 6 hours each. As well as this 30 hours of classroom-based teaching, students are also expected to undertake 120 hours of self-directed study.
Study days are on alternate weeks and the dates are as follows:
- Monday 24th January 2022
- Monday 7th February 2022
- Monday 21st February 2022
- Monday 7th March 2022
- Tuesday 22nd March 2022
The course aims to contribute to the development of a practitioner who can fulfil the competencies and domains implicit in advanced practice, and so on completion of the course, it is expected that you will be working towards the goal of advanced practice.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.