Common Illnesses and Conditions

Common Illnesses and Conditions

Level 6, 20 Credits

Course aim

Throughout this course you will:

  • develop the required knowledge to effectively manage the care of patients with specific illnesses in the pre-hospital setting.
  • gain the knowledge and clinical ability to confidently assess, manage and refer patients in the community setting.
  • enhance your ability to work in a contemporary multidisciplinary field, with the aid of theoretical and practical elements.
Course length

The course is delivered over 14 weeks, with four (half-day) attendances and a number of online lectures.

Course cost

The total cost for this CPD module is £800.

Course structure

Online and electronic resources will be provided via Canvas, LJMU's virtual learning environment, to support both timetabled sessions and your independent study.


There is a requirement for full attendance for each of the sessions, whether they are in class or through the technology enhanced learning environment.

Course content

During the Common Illnesses and Conditions course, you will examine:

  • society and public health
  • patterns of illness and conditions
  • aetiology and pathophysiology of specific illnesses and conditions
  • the value of history taking and contemporary care
  • diagnosis and management of specific conditions
  • community care pathways and organisational arrangement
Entry requirements

In order to be accepted on this course, you must have:

  • current registration as a healthcare professional
  • current employment with an NHS Trust
  • a Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent (demonstrated through APeL - in accordance with LJMU regulations)

You will also need a good standard of IT ability in order to use the online resources effectively and engage with the elements of the course that are delivered online.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates

This CPD will not be running for the 2019/20 academic year.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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