Minor Injuries - Level 6 - 6NU518

About this module

This module is for registered health care practitioners. Ideally, you should be working within a practice area where unscheduled care takes place, and/or wish to improve your knowledge and understanding of people presenting with minor injuries.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to critically apply the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to the care of patients with minor injury, and formulate a diagnosis, treatment and appropriate referral plan for patients presenting with minor injury.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? Nursing and Paramedic

Course code: - Module code: 6NU518

Start dates are usually: May

Module level: Level 6

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

This module will provide you with a solid theoretical foundation to inform future practice. Areas you will cover include:

  • Clinical history taking examination and documentation.
  • Anatomy and physiology relevant to minor injuries.
  • Musculoskeletal examination.
  • Assessment of neurological function related to the limbs.
  • Assessment and management of common minor injury presentations, for example minor wounds, burns, minor head injuries, soft tissue injuries, eye injuries, analgesia relevant to minor injuries.

Whilst this module does include online examination techniques, it is not possible to assess the application of this knowledge within your own clinical setting. If you want to take on an enhanced role caring for patients with minor injuries, this would need to be agreed with your employer, in line with regulatory body guidance and other local and national guidelines.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via online learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk