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.
This is a level 7 (master's level) stand-alone module.
The aim of the module is for the student to gain advanced knowledge and skills to be able to autonomously assess, examine, diagnose and manage patients attending care settings with minor injuries.
This is in line with the RCN advanced practice standards (2018) outline that advanced practice is a level of practice rather than a type of practice where practitioners have been assessed as competent using their expert clinical knowledge and skills.
The content covered during the module includes assessment and management of injuries involving upper and lower limbs, wounds, eyes, facial injuries and minor head injuries in both adults and children.
X-ray requesting and interpretation will be covered.
The teaching will focus on the importance of history taking and assessment in relation to achieving an appropriate diagnosis and safe, evidence-based management.
Each week of module is dedicated to a specific anatomical group (i.e. week 2: Shoulder injuries, week 3: Elbow and forearm etc.) to provide in depth learning opportunities.
During the module the student will work in their appropriate clinical area and be supervised by clinicians dealing with minor injuries.
The summative assessment elements of the module include Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a Practice Assessment Document (PAD).
Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We've 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 our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
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