Minor Illness and Minor Injury in Children

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply for this course, you should be working in a relevant clinical area and be a registered healthcare professional.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • The physical and psychological differences between children and adults
  • A child and family centred approach to history taking in an emergency/urgent care setting
  • The current national policy context and how it effects the delivery of services to children and their families in an emergency
  • Approaches to examination techniques in children
  • Play and distraction techniques
  • Approaches to consultation skills and the assessment of children presenting with minor injury and illness
  • Clinical reasoning skills and an evidenced approach to the treatment and management of minor illness and injury in children
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Health education issues in unscheduled care
  • Patient pathways, and appropriate referrals to primary or secondary care settings.


Study time will include 48 contact hours. These will take the form of lectures and seminars, enquiry based learning, case based learning, clinical skills, technology enhanced learning, workshops and masterclasses.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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