What will this course cover?

To train nurses and allied health professionals to manage minor illness in a variety of settings using an integrated approach including theoretical perspectives and supervised clinical practice.

Content of the module includes:

  • consultation skills and history taking
  • knowledge of nursing and medical models and exploration of key components from each, in order to undertake a patient history effectively
  • articulate strategies within individual practice that will facilitate management of uncertainty
  • clinical decision making and record keeping
  • examination of patients presenting with minor illness conditions in the following areas: MSK, ENT, eyes, respiratory, abdominal and skin
  • health beliefs, health psychology and health promotionĀ application to practice for the management of minor illness
  • legal and professional frameworks
  • accountability and clinical governance
  • evidence based practice and management of minor illness
  • change management and protocol development.


Delivery mode

Case discussions, Group work, Lectures, Online learning, Simulation, Tutorials, Workshops

Assessment mode

Clinical competencies, Coursework


Relevant professional experience