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Minor Illness  (NR3108)

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This module is specifically aimed at nurses working in general practice who intend to work alongside their medical counterparts or in nurse-led situations assessing treating and discharging patients with a range of minor illnesses.

The aim of this module is to deliver the education and skills necessary for suitably qualified nurses working in primary care to provide patients/clients with an additional service relating to the treatment and management of minor illnesses and develop the nurses' breadth and depth of knowledge to fulfil their expanding role. Completion of the module will enable an experienced practice/community nurse to manage a wide range of self limiting minor illnesses associated with the upper respiratory tract, head, neck and back, eyes and skin, abdomen, men and women's health and mental health.  Also included is the management of minor injuries and notifiable diseases.


The module consists of 6 taught study days over a six month period that complement the distance learning packs from Radcliffe Publishing that are supplied to each student.  Successful completion of the module will permit participation to gain certification from the organisers of the distance-learning programme.

Module Dates:

12 January 2015; 9 February; 9 March; 13 April; 11 May; 15 June; 13 July

Please note: this module will run alternatively with Diabetes Care and Management NR3107 


5000 word reflective assignment and clinical competencies.


Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0AB

Module leader: 

Ms Jo Sutton

Position:Lecturer: Primary Care and Public Health Nursing
Ms Jo Sutton
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7835Extension: 7835