Minor injury management


Minor injury management

This module aims to enhance practitioners’ skills in managing patients presenting with minor injuries and to enable them to deliver effective and efficient evidence-based care. It is intended to develop practice through the efficient use of resources and enable practitioners to manage patients presenting to urgent and primary care settings with minor injuries.

In order to complete the Competency Assessment Document assignment for this module, the student will need to arrange a clinical placement suitable for this module with an Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centre or Minor Injuries Unit, for up to 50 hours in practice.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically evaluate structured approaches to patient assessment.
  2. Understand the ethical and legal responsibilities in patient assessment and management.
  3. Utilize evidence-based practice in the assessment and management of a patient with a minor injury.
  4. Demonstrate critical reasoning and decision-making in managing minor injury presentations.
  5. Recognise limitations of role and explore opportunities to access appropriate resources.


Who is the module for? Healthcare practitioners, such as nurses or paramedics, wishing to develop knowledge and skills in managing minor injuries in children and adults and are practising in an appropriate setting for completion of portfolio.

Module code: HP6031X

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment: Written assignment and competency assessment document

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 days plus exam

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

Module leaderSarah-Jane Lewis

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert and Paramedic Practice BSc(Hons)

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.