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School of Health Sciences

Minor Injuries Assessment

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 11

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Minor Injuries Assessment 5 SCQF credits level 11
This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to underpin clinical decision making in assessment of patients with musculoskeletal minor injuries in an accident and emergency environment. The course is aimed at honours graduates in Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing or a relevant Allied Health Profession with experience in imaging or treatment of minor injuries.
This course has one study option
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Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
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  • Part Time
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6 weeks
  • Mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury
  • Principles of Triage and patient consultation
  • Clinical assessment of musculoskeletal minor injuries
  • Use of standardised assessment tools
  • Principles of Red Dot and Commenting
  • Clinical management of musculoskeletal minor injuries

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

Teaching is carried out through an introductory study day, online distance learning and work based learning.


All learning outcomes are assessed by coursework case studies.  

Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia 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.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre

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

Study Skills Support


BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing or a relevant Allied Health Profession plus a minimum of 3 years experience in imaging or treatment of musculoskeletal minor injuries.


Course fees: £260

Additional Costs

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

Other Fees and Charges


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 Health and Exercise Science CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

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The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.  

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