Minor Illness Management
SCQF Level: 11 (Masters Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30
Total student effort: 300 hours
This module is an option module on the MSc Advanced Practice programme and can be taken as a stand-alone module.
General Practice Nurses
NHS Education for Scotland provides funded places on this module. The funding is for nurses working in General Practice in Scotland. To apply for a funded place, please email Nursing-Health-Postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk Please provide your GP practice, role in the practice and module of interest in your email.
Healthcare professionals seeking to develop knowledge and skills in managing minor illnesses.
Mode of delivery/Teaching methods
This module will be delivered both online through My Dundee (the university virtual learning environment) self-directed open learning units and with taught sessions.
Online delivery using My Dundee:
- pre-course reading and activities
- problem based scenarios
- online discussion boards
- self-directed learning
- individual reflection
- Clinical skills sessions.
You will be supported and supervised in your practice area to ensure the practice based learning is achieved.
You will be supported by the course team and University services including the Library, Academic Skills Centre and the University’s Information Technology department.
This contemporary module will prepare you to assess, diagnose and manage patients with minor illnesses in a safe, effective and person centred way. The module will be delivered online with supplementary face to face days where you will be taught by lecturers who have clinical expertise in this area of practice.
- history taking
- consultation analysis
- physical examination skills
- clinical assessment across the lifespan
- management of emergency presentations
- Evidence based practice and clinical governance
- clinical decision making
- practice based learning portfolio comprising of 4 patient logs and a practice based assessment
- objective Structured Clinical examination (OSCE)
Educated to first degree level or equivalent. Students are required to have access to a computer with broadband internet access.
You must be working in a clinical area where they can develop their skills and knowledge to complete the requirements for assessment. A clinical supervisor is required prior to commencement of the module.
For further information, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534