Minor Illness Management Level 9 15 credits Level 11 15 credits

1. Overview

To provide a stimulating learning environment for suitably qualified healthcare professionals seeking to advance their knowledge and skills.

Within their own context students will be challenged to demonstrate innovation in establishing and managing a minor illness clinic.

2. What you will study

  • Legal and professional issues relevant to autonomous practice.
  • History taking and clinical assessment across the lifespan, including caring for pregnant patients and patients with mental illness or cognitive decline.
  • Differential diagnosis, clinical decision making and applied evidence based practice.
  • Clinical examination skills covering ENT, respiratory, musculoskeletal, GI and GU systems and common dermatological presentations.
  • Pathophysiology of minor illnesses.

3. How you will learn

The module is delivered online (including online chat and discussion forums). Students will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

4. Entry Requirements

The student should be a healthcare professional and will normally be able to demonstrate evidence of SCQF level 9 learning or equivalent. However, individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £600 for level 9
  • £650 for level 11

International Students

  • £960 .

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

  • £570 .

International Students

  • £930 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £570 .

International Students

  • £930 .


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

For an application pack, please contact Lynne Ewen, Clerical Assistant


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Level 9 15 credits Level 11 15 credits

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School of Nursing and Midwifery