Triage and management of patients with a minor illness Academic Credits

Location Stafford campus
Course Start

The module is delivered over 12 weeks and requires attendance on Tuesdays from 09.30-12.30 commencing on 2 May 2017


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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Course Outline

This clinically focused module aims to provide Registered Health Professionals with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding relating to triage and the management of patients with minor illness incorporating health promotion advice drawing on the principles of evidence based practice. Including :-

  • Professional Issues and legal framework for practice

  • Clinical decision making and diagnostic criteria

  • Applying the principles of health assessment and history taking

  • Assessment and management of a range of minor illness presented in primary care settings

  • Treatment strategies and care pathways

  • Evidence based practice

Entry requirements

  • Clinical Mentor

  • Registered Healthcare Professional.

  • Students must obtain signed evidence of support from their employer which will include details of an agreed preceptor

Course Content

Summative Assessment

3000 word assignment (100% weighting) (assessing LO's 2 and 4)

This will be based on a patient case study on a patient presenting with minor illness. Students will be expected to critically evaluate clinical decision making strategies

A 3,000 word reflective assignment based on a patient/client case study. Students will be expected to critically evaluate decision making models and demonstrate application of appropriate model taking into account their role and responsibility when practicing autonomously

Clinical practice competency document (0% weighting) (Pass/Fail) (assessing LO’s 1 and 3)

This will demonstrate competency in all relevant areas. This will require signature against all clinical learning hours.

Both elements of assessment must be passed to successfully achieve the module

Key Features

  1. Demonstrate a systematic clinical knowledge of appropriate assessment techniques in relation to patients with minor illness (Application, Knowledge and Understanding)

  2. Critically evaluate clinical decision making theories to justify your decision making in relation to diagnosis of patients with minor illness (Knowledge and Understanding, Problem Solving)

  3. Select appropriate evidence based strategies for the treatment and management of patients presenting with a range of minor illnesses and identify a range of solutions (Analysis, Application, Problem Solving)

  4. Critically reflect on the impact of professional, ethical, legal and risk management strategies which influence role & responsibilities when assessing and managing minor illness (Reflection)

Programme Specification

Scheduled Learning & Teaching: (34 hours)

  • 18 hours Lecturers

  • 6 hours Group work

  • 6 hours VLE

  • 4 hours Group tutorial

  • Guided Independent Study (116 hours)

  • 30 hours VLE

  • 30 hours Clinical Practice

  • 41 hours Reading and assessment preparation

  • 15 hours Supervised Clinical Practice Assessment


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