This part-time course is aimed at clinicians who work at the front line of patient assessment, diagnosis, referral and management. It is a direct response to the latest needs of the NHS and it is an excellent opportunity for professional development through an accredited qualification.
The course starts with a grounding in how to undertake physical examinations and take clinical histories. You will then develop a wide range of up-to-date knowledge and skills for tackling minor injuries and illnesses. The course covers musculo-skeletal injuries, breaks, fractures and sprains as well as injuries to the eye, head, stomach, respiratory system and a range of other areas.
During the course we will help you take appropriate clinical decisions and reflect critically on your current practice. You will also gain in-depth understanding of the latest policies and processes that underpin clinical practice within primary and secondary health care settings.
When you complete the course you will receive a Certificate to show that you have gained 20 credits at Level 6. If there is an appropriate related course, you may be able to transfer the credits you have gained on this course onto a diploma or degree course.
The content of this course has been developed with input from NHS staff, who also teach on the course. You will be assessed through your clinical portfolio and an Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
We usually require applicants to be registered health professionals. You should work in a clinical environment where you will be able to observe and conduct both the history taking process and physical examinations of minor illness and injuries.
The fee for this course is £700.
This information was correct at the time of publication.