This course is intended to enhance independent practice by developing your skills, knowledge and critical understanding of minor injury and illness management to an advanced level, applicable to your own field of practice.
You will further develop your skills in patient consultation and assessment, and specifically your clinical decision-making skills in managing patients who present with minor injuries and illness.
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 Mondays at 9.30 to 16.30 and the dates are as follows:
- Monday 9th May 2022
- Monday 23rd May 2022
- Monday 6th June 2022
- Monday 20th June 2022
- Tuesday 5th July 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.