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Minor Injuries and Illness for Urgent and Pre Hospital Care

Minor Injuries and Illness for Urgent and Pre Hospital Care

Level 5, 15 Credits

Course aim

This course is primarily aimed at registered paramedics and is designed to enhanced the existing skills and knowledge of clinicians. Completing the course will enable you to:

  • relate structure and function in a range of minor injuries and conditions
  • further analyse the mechanism of injury or disease
Course length

The programme will be delivered over a 15 week academic semester, starting in April each year. 

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit for both CPD apply and self-funded routes.

Course structure

The course will be delivered via:

  • interactive lectures 
  • practical demonstrations, where you will be expected to participate fully in order to enhance your clinical skills development

You will be able to interact with all of the course material via Blackboard, LJMU's virtual learning environment, including PowerPoint presentations and other supporting materials to designed to enhance your learning experience.


The course is delivered over 15 weeks, in three blocks of five weeks. The first two blocks require one day’s attendance at LJMU per week. Attendance days are supported by a number of workbooks which enhance the classroom sessions.

Course content

The tutor will encourage you to further develop your knowledge and experiences, building on previous learning and practice. 

You will study specific aspects of advanced management for particular groups of patients in a:

  • community
  • minor injuries unit
  • walk-in centre
  • accident and emergency department

The programme will facilitate the development of your self-direction and critical reflection skills, through the use of student-focused, interactive teaching and learning methods.

  • You will be expected to construct a reflective portfolio which contains 10 sets of clinical case notes
  • You will also be required to develop four clinical reflective accounts, up to 3,000 word maximum
Entry requirements

In order to be accepted onto Minor Injuries and Illness for Urgent and Pre Hospital Care, you must:

  • be a registered health care professional
  • have confirmation from CPD manager (if employer funded)
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further details are available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

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

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