Minor illness: assessment and management Apply Minor illness: assessment and management This module will enable health care practitioners to develop a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of patients with minor health problems that will equip healthcare practitioners to provide evidence-based care in first contact, urgent and primary care settings. This module will enable students to: Develop a range of skills that reflect an individualized, holistic approach to patient assessment and treatment Demonstrate evidence based practice in the care of a patient with a minor health problem Learning outcomes: Critically discuss and evaluate a variety of structured approaches to an assessment of a patient with a minor health problem. Critically analyse the legal and professional issues relating to autonomous practice of minor health problems. Utilize evidence-based practice in the assessment and management of a patient with a minor health condition. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information in order to effectively manage patients with a minor health condition. Critically explore the limits and opportunities of the autonomous practitioner role. Who is the module for? Healthcare practitioners with a minimum of 12 months experience in a relevant clinical setting before starting this module. Practitioners would benefit from undertaking Clinical reasoning in physical assessment: lifespan perspectives or the equivalent before undertaking this module. Study day code: HP6030X Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award. Assessment: Competency assessment document (CAD) and essay Location: St George’s, University of London Pattern of Delivery: 5 days Module dates* (9.30am – 4.30pm) 27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2017 NOW FULL 4, 11, 18, 25 October, 1 November 2017 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2017 15, 22 February, 1, 8, 15 March 2018 26 April, 3, 10, 17, 24 May 2018 *Dates may change Fee: £800 Module leader: Kirsty Armstrong Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert and Paramedic Practice BSc(Hons) Questions? Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.