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Advanced practice: minor injury management

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Advanced practice: minor injury management

The module is designed for healthcare practitioners working at/or towards advanced levels of practice, who wish to develop knowledge and skills in managing minor injuries in children and adults. It is intended to enhance independent practice through the efficient use of resources and will enable practitioners to implement management plans for patients with minor injuries presenting to walk-in clinics, urgent care centres, accident & emergency or other community settings.

The course is also offered as an undergraduate award (level 6).

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant anatomy and physiology in the management of individuals presenting with minor injuries.
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of pathology in the management of minor injuries.
  3. Critically consider the ethical and legal issues influencing decision-making in the management of minor injuries.
  4. Synthesise and evaluate existing theoretical discourses and practices to develop evidence based protocols.
  5. Critically explore multiprofessional working for effective discharge planning or referral in the context of risk management.

Who is the module for? Students should be registered health professionals with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in a healthcare setting who have identified a suitably qualified mentor and appropriate work setting for completion of the portfolio.

Module code: HP7004X

Entry criteria:

Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration.
  • Hold an Honours degree 2(ii) or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. An Honours degree equivalent to a 2(ii) or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).
  • Normally have a minimum of one year’s post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific practice related requirements and additional entry criteria will apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines.

 

Non-standard applicants

Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:

  • a DipHE from a UK or Republic of Ireland university or equivalent qualification from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland

and one of the following completed within the last five years:

  • successful completion of a standalone module at level M OR
  • a minimum of 30 credits from standalone modules at level 6, at or above grade B (60%).

 

Proficiency in English language

Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.

International applicants

All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George’s responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).

Advanced practice route

Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:

  • a minimum of two years full-time experience (or the equivalent in part-time hours) in health or social care employment
  • be employed in a senior role
  • demonstrate they are working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the specialist compulsory module outcomes relating to the Advanced Practice competencies (Great Britain, Department of Health, 2010).

 

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7. This course is also available as an undergraduate (level 6) award.

Assessment: Written assignment and competency assessment document

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 6 teaching days

Module dates:*

  • 26 September, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October 2017
  • 9, 16, 23, 30 January, 6, 13 February 2018
  • 24 April, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 2018
  • 24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21, 28 August 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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