Minor Injuries Discharge

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 11
Minor Injuries Discharge 5 SCQF credits level 11

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skill to underpin clinical decision making in non-medical discharge of patients with musculoskeletal minor injuries in an accident and emergency setting. This 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

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

6 weeks
  • Patient centred care
  • Clinical management of musculoskeletal minor injuries
  • Dressings, wound care and appliances
  • Patient group directives and prescribing protocols
  • Medicolegal, ethical and professional issues


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 course is delivered via online distance learning, using our Virtual Learning Environment CampusMoodle and work based learning.


This course is assessed through assessed course work and a case report. 


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.


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.

In addition, applications must have successful completed (pass grade) the Minor Injuries Assessment course, or evidence of equivalent.

  • All Students: £270

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:


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