Minor Illness Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 |15 credits at SCQF level 11
Minor Illness Management 15 Credits Level 9 | 15 Credits Level 11

This course will provide a stimulating learning environment for you if you are a suitably qualified healthcare professional seeking to advance your knowledge and skills. Within your own context, you will be challenged to demonstrate innovation in establishing and managing a minor illness clinic.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

10 weeks
  • Pathophysiology processes of minor illnesses.
  • History taking and holistic assessment across the lifespan.
  • Evaluation of assessment and examination, considering differential diagnosis in relation to minor illness management.
  • Evidence based practice, clinical decision making and legal and professional issues relevant to the role of the health care professional within a minor illness setting.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

The module is delivered using online methods (including online chat and discussion forums) through our Virtual Learning EnvironmentCampusMoodle. Students will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

The mode of assessment is a written assignment that will demonstrate achievement of the module learning outcomes.

Independent Study

Self-study time is an important part of your success. You will be considered to have strong organisation and self-direction skills.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


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


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: Fees to be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/2022

  • All Students Level 9: £660
  • All Students Level 11: £690

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice Professional Development Team and we'll do out best to help.

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