Assessment and Management of Minor Injury

Primary Care Training Centre
Delivery Method: Blended

Course Delivery & Duration

The module will be delivered through a series of interactive lectures, workshops and skills sessions. The content of the module will include anatomy, physiology, and patho-physiology underpinning minor injuries and the assessment and management of these patients.

The delivery pattern is one day a month for four months and a final two days at the end of the module, one of which will be for completion of the practical clinical examination. Formative opportunities will be offered to students throughout the module in preparation for this final summative practical assessment.

This course is available as accredited by Teesside University or CPD Certified. On the accredited course, you will need to write a case study as part of your assessment.

Suitable For

Nurse, Registered Healthcare Practitioners, Paramedic


Teesside University UCCE in Assessment and Management of Minor Injuries 20 Credits Level 6

Outline Content

This six-month module is designed to meet the needs of a range of health care professionals working with patients who present to a point of first contact with a minor injury. The module aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills to assess and manage patients who attend with a minor injury or refer as appropriate. Students accessing the module will be registered health care professionals working in areas such as primary care, accident and emergency, first contact or minor injury units.

The module content will address holistic assessment of the patient with a minor injury following a systematic process and working within the limits of the individual’s competence. On completion of the module students will be able to assess, treat and manage (or refer appropriately) patients who present to a point of first contact with a minor injury.

This course is also available without accreditation. On the non-accredited course, you will sit the same practical clinical examination but do not need to write a case study. Click here for more details.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology across the lifespan relevant to clinical assessment.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the pathophysiological changes associated with minor injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Analyse and evaluate the frameworks and clinical guidelines which inform the management of minor injuries.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of common injury.
  • Synthesise, appraise and evaluate evidence from a range of sources to underpin the care of a person presenting with a common injury.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to the decision-making process in the management of minor injuries.
  • Act autonomously in the clinical management of patients will a minor injury and recognise limits of capability.
  • Interpret, analyse and evaluate information obtained during patient assessment and develop a working diagnosis.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate treatment required for patients with a minor injury utilising appropriate assessment tools.
  • Work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team to provide quality care for patients with a minor injury and refer as appropriate.
  • Operate autonomously within legal, ethical and professional boundaries.
  • Engage in academic discussion and present written work commensurate with Level 6.

Section Headings

  • Anatomy and patho-physiology relating to common minor injuries in both children and adults
  • Principles and techniques of history taking and mechanism of injury
  • Clinical examination techniques to include upper and lower limb, ophthalmic tract and wounds
  • Decision-making skills and clinical reasoning
  • Clinical management of minor injuries to include common conditions, e.g. sprains, fractures, wounds
  • Recognition of when to x-ray or investigate further
  • Multi-disciplinary teamworking and referral pathways
  • Professional accountability in practice
  • Academic writing


Summative assessment is in two parts. Part one is a pass/fail component undertaken through practical clinical examination. The student will demonstrate their ability to assess and manage a patient who presents with a minor injury. The accredited course will also require completion of a 2,000 word case study

Dates available on arrangement

Primary Care Training Centre can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

If there are sufficient students (usually 20-24 students), our tutors can come to you at a big saving in time as well as travel and accommodation costs for the students. We call these courses/study days delivered in your area Satellites.

We make it easy to organise training. We come to you and we guarantee improvements in patient care and outcomes. The course content and teaching is identical wherever the teaching days are held. Please contact the Training Centre to discuss how we can assist you with your training needs.
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