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Minor Injury and Illness Management PGCert

Minor Injury and Illness Management PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Nursing Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Our Postgraduate Certificate in Minor Injury and Illness Management is for UK registered healthcare professionals. The course allows you to achieve professional development and gain experience in preparation for practice:

  • as an Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP)
  • within minor injury or illness focused care within urgent or acute care.

You will cover a range of minor injury and illness conditions across the age spectrum, delivering the best outcome of care for the patient and their family. You will critically analyse the assessment, diagnosis management and treatment of patients. And you will develop your:

  • knowledge
  • skills and understanding of assessment
  • planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

We place importance on your experience within the educational process, from both a personal and professional perspective.

Relevant national and international research and evidence based literature informs course content. This helps you expand the breadth of your studies and develop a depth of critical analysis and evaluation of practice.

Career prospects

Students who complete this module will have a core component toward the Master’s programme requirements for advanced practice, which may facilitate further career progression.


Assessing and Managing Minor Injuries and Illnesses is a double, practice related module, offering students who are registered health care professionals, the opportunity to explore and critique the examination and clinical management of both injuries and illnesses. Students will be encouraged to synthesise clinical findings with concepts from current evidence-based practice to critically analyse their decision making in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries and illness.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Entry requirements

You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body/Council in the UK. You will normally have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience in a relevant care environment. You should be employed in a role that will support development of clinical skills during the programme. You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required. You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area. You should have secured the support of your line manager.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching and equipping students...more