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Minor Illness Management

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Duration: 15 Weeks
  • Start Date: September 2022
This short course is designed to help train nurses and allied health professionals to manage minor illness in a variety of settings. You will benefit from an integrated approach, including theoretical perspectives and supervised clinical practice.
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Application guide

Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.

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Fees and Funding

Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost. 

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Bespoke training

Our wealth of experience and expertise enables us to offer bespoke training programmes. These programmes can be taught on-site to organisations who require a specific area of care to be addressed.

Credits: 30 at level 7.

Why study this subject?

This course focuses on minor illness management. It's designed for registered nurses working in general practice or primary care or for allied health professionals with a recorded professional qualification working at a point of first contact.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

Our University has a long history of training nurses and allied health professionals, giving them the skills and practice-based experience they need to provide excellent patient care.

This course will help you enhance your skills and knowledge in minor illness management. We'll cover areas such as:

  • consultation skills and history taking
  • knowledge of nursing and medical models and exploration of key components from each, in order to undertake a patient history effectively
  • articulate strategies within individual practice that will facilitate management of uncertainty
  • clinical decision making and record keeping
  • examination of patients presenting with minor illness conditions in the following areas: MSK, ENT, eyes, respiratory, abdominal and ski
  • health beliefs, health psychology and health promotion application to practice for the management of minor illness
  • legal and professional frameworks
  • accountability and clinical governance
  • evidence based practice and management of minor illness
  • change management and protocol development.

When will this course run?

This course runs on Tuesday from 10-5pm.

What are the tuition fees


Home and EU, Academic Year 2021 - 2022


The University is unable to accept any new applications from students who require sponsorship for a student visa to start in September 2022. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of our courses and visa processing timeframes.  Applications are still being taken from students who are already in the UK and hold the right to study.

From September 2022, those students living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK, will be considered Home students.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

Course leader

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Abigail Ashby
  • Senior Lecturer
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