If you're a nurse or other healthcare professional, working in a first contact or emergency care setting, this module will provide you with advanced decision-making skills, theoretical knowledge and advanced practical skills to work autonomously when caring for patients with a minor injury.
You can take this module as part of our MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical).
You will gain advanced decision making skills, theoretical knowledge and advanced practical skills to work autonomously in caring for patients who present with a minor injury. The RCN (2010) suggest that advanced practitioners, with the appropriate education, support and development, can complement services traditionally delivered by a doctor, improving the patient journey and quality throughout the care environment.
Minor injuries cover all of the common injuries, for both adults and children. You'll learn from examples of history taking, examination, radiology, treatment and advice for each condition.
You will be supervised in practice by medical staff and / or by experienced advanced practitioners who see, treat and discharge, or refer to a specialist team, patients with a range of minor injuries.
You’ll be assessed on a 2,000-word critical analysis based on a case study from practice.
You’ll also complete a practice competency assessment.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
Part-time postgraduate (Up to 5 years)
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