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Minor Injury and Illness Management

PGCert

Key facts


Start dates

January 2020 / September 2020

Course length

Part time: 12 months

Department

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview


Our Postgraduate Certificate in Minor Injury and Illness Management is for UK registered healthcare professionals. The course allows you to achieve professional development and gain experience in preparation for practice:

  • as an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP)
  • within minor injury or illness focused care within urgent or acute care.

You will cover a range of minor injury and illness conditions across the age spectrum, delivering the best outcome of care for the patient and their family. You will critically analyse the assessment, diagnosis management and treatment of patients. And you will develop your:

  • knowledge
  • skills and understanding of assessment
  • planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

We place importance on your experience within the educational process, from both a personal and professional perspective.

Relevant national and international research and evidence based literature informs course content. This helps you expand the breadth of your studies and develop a depth of critical analysis and evaluation of practice.
 

Student nurse taking part in a simulated scenario with a patient

How to apply


Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.

You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body/Council in the UK.

You will normally have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in a relevant care environment.

You should be employed in a role that will support development of clinical skills during the programme.

You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required.

You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area.

You should have secured the support of your line manager.

You will need to demonstrate British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 7.0 is required for this course.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

Pathways courses for EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.

If you only wish to take one module as a stand alone module (rather than as part of the PGCert), then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student. 

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Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
£1,020 per single module

Home/EU full time
£1,040 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time
£1,020 per single module

2020/21
Home/EU full time
£1,040 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see funding for Postgraduate students from the UK and EU

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Learning and assessment


You will study two compulsory modules on this postgraduate certificate. This consists of:

  • one single module (20 credits at Level seven)
  • one double module (40 credits at Level seven). 

On completing the course successfully, you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Minor Injury and Illness Management with 60 CATS credits at Level seven.

Student nurse taking a patient's blood pressure on placement

Study modules

Taught modules

Compulsory modules

Advanced History Taking and Assessment (20 credits)

This single, level 7 practice-focused module provides you with the opportunity to develop your critical thinking through enhanced knowledge and skills in taking a comprehensive patient history and performing a thorough physical and psychosocial assessment.

Minor Injury and Illness Management (40 credits)

This double, practice related module offers you the opportunity to explore and critique theories, models and strategies used in the examination and clinical decision making in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries and illness.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning strategies. Our teaching, learning and assessment strategy is student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused in its approach. 

There will be a combination of structured learning activities and private study as part of each module you complete. 
 

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

We will assess you with a variety of methods. Assessments give you an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge as well as the critical and reflective analysis required for professional practice.

Research


After you graduate


Career prospects

Students who have completed similar health and life sciences postgraduate certificates have been employed within the relevant speciality both locally and nationally.This course enables practitioners to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to gain career progression and positions such as Emergency Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Paramedic Practitioners, Advanced Care Practitioners in an Emergency Department or Practitioners in urgent or acute care specialities.

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.