Clinical Consultation Skills in Minor Injury and Minor Illness

This module is designed to enhance the consultation and examination skills of professionals working in a wide range of practice settings including Primary care, Out-of Hours Centres, Walk in Centres, Accident and Emergency Departments and GP practices. 

Students will be supported to develop their skills and competence both within their taught sessions and within practice through a mentorship approach.

Module Code NM6217
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to: 

  • Enable the practitioner to assess the health needs of patients presenting with a variety of minor injury\illness conditions.
  • Provide the practitioner with the underpinning knowledge to interpret physiological, psychological and clinical data to determine a differential diagnosis and suitable management plan.
  • Enable practitioners to critically evaluate sources of evidence and adopt a reflective approach to the development of their practice. 


By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Effectively utilise diagnostic reasoning and discrimination to ascertain a differential diagnosis.
  • Establish through effective communication a negotiated therapeutic partnership with patients and/or carers which respects their individuality, health and wellbeing status, dignity and cultural needs
  • Develop a systematic problem solving approach resulting in competent history taking and clinical examination skills.
  • Logically demonstrate the advanced physical assessment skills required for the examination of patients within the practice setting.
  • Critically analyse the use of evidence based literature and justify the decision making process during clinical assessment and management.
  • Develop a suitable management plan based upon the structured 
  • assessment and identify the need to make necessary referrals to other professionals/services.
  • Critically appraise the ethical and legislative frameworks in relation to individual professional accountability, record keeping and clinical governance.
  • Critically appraise the health assessment techniques used within the practitioners clinical practice setting and reflect upon the application to practice.


KSF – Core dimensions
This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication 
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security 
4 Service Improvement 
5 Quality 
6 Equality and Diversity
For further information on the module content,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:
Victoria Whaley
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Wirral Site (Clatterbridge)
Clatterbridge General Hospital
Wirral CH63 4JY
T: 01925 534073
Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Tel: 01244 511000