Assessment and Management of Minor Injuries
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Course Delivery & Duration
The course will be delivered through a series of interactive lectures, workshops and skills sessions. The content will include anatomy, physiology, and patho-physiology underpinning minor injuries and the assessment and management of these patients.
The delivery pattern is one day a month for four months and a final two days at the end of the course, one of which will be for completion of the practical clinical examination. Formative opportunities will be offered to students throughout in preparation for this final summative practical assessment.
|Notional Study Time||200 hours (accredited) or 150 hours (non-accredited)|
Nurse, Registered Healthcare Practitioners, Paramedic
Teesside University UCCE in Assessment and Management of Minor Injuries 20 Credits Level 6
This six-month course is designed to meet the needs of a range of health care professionals working with patients who present to a point of first contact with a minor injury. It aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills to assess and manage patients who attend with a minor injury or refer as appropriate. Students will be registered health care professionals working in areas such as primary care, accident and emergency, first contact or minor injury units.
The content will address holistic assessment of the patient with a minor injury following a systematic process and working within the limits of the individual’s competence. On completion students will be able to assess, treat and manage (or refer appropriately) patients who present to a point of first contact with a minor injury.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology across the lifespan relevant to clinical assessment.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the pathophysiological changes associated with minor injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
- Analyse and evaluate the frameworks and clinical guidelines which inform the management of minor injuries.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of common injury.
- Synthesise, appraise and evaluate evidence from a range of sources to underpin the care of a person presenting with a common injury.
- Apply knowledge and skills to the decision-making process in the management of minor injuries.
- Act autonomously in the clinical management of patients will a minor injury and recognise limits of capability.
- Interpret, analyse and evaluate information obtained during patient assessment and develop a working diagnosis.
- Plan, implement and evaluate treatment required for patients with a minor injury utilising appropriate assessment tools.
- Work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team to provide quality care for patients with a minor injury and refer as appropriate.
- Operate autonomously within legal, ethical and professional boundaries.
- Engage in academic discussion and present written work commensurate with Level 6. (accredited course only)
- Anatomy and patho-physiology relating to common minor injuries in both children and adults
- Principles and techniques of history taking and mechanism of injury
- Clinical examination techniques to include upper and lower limb, ophthalmic tract and wounds
- Decision-making skills and clinical reasoning
- Clinical management of minor injuries to include common conditions, e.g. sprains, fractures, wounds
- Recognition of when to x-ray or investigate further
- Multi-disciplinary teamworking and referral pathways
- Professional accountability in practice
- Academic writing
Summative assessment is in two parts. Students on both the accredited and non-accredited courses will undertake part one. Part two is only applicable to accredited students.
Part one is a pass/fail component undertaken through practical clinical examination. The student will demonstrate their ability to assess and manage a patient who presents with a minor injury. Part two is a 2,000 word case study which evaluates the student's management of a patient who attends with a minor injury through reflection on care delivered. Learning outcomes have been mapped against the Knowledge and Skills Framework and successful completion of the module will contribute towards demonstration of achievement of core dimensions 1-6 and the specific dimensions related HWB 1-8, IK2, G2.