Minor Injuries Management (SCQF level 11) CPD Award

Course code B7MIM

What is special about this course?

This CPD module in Minor Injuries Management (SCQF Level 11) enables you to develop advanced practice capability and supports autonomous working. On successful completion you will be equipped to contribute to and autonomously lead the management of minor injuries in a general practice or appropriate alternative setting.

This module supports safe and competent practice in the context of General Practice or an appropriate alternative setting. Successful completion requires that you demonstrate an in-depth and critical understanding of clinical examination, assessment and management of common minor injuries.

You will be required to evidence 30 hours of supervised practice learning during the module. Practice assessors support, assess and verify supervised hours of practice. 

Assessment comprises of an unseen examination, a single case study and a log of supervised practice learning.

Special features

  • The course is delivered online so you can fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
  • Joint working with clinical stakeholders
  • Informed contemporary practice

Entry requirements

  • You are required to be a first level nurse or an allied health professional, working full-time or part-time in a general practice or appropriate alternative setting.
  • You must meet the general entry requirements for postgraduate study, having previously attained a first degree, and have at least three years post-registration experience
  • All applicants need to evidence current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and confirm that suitable supervision arrangements are in place to meet the supervised practice learning requirement of 30 hours
  • Applications for September 2022 are now closed
  • The application deadline for January starts is 18th November 2022

CPD Award

Minor injuries management (SCQF level 11) (20 credits)
The module combines in-depth pathophysiology of minor injuries with critical review of person-centred management. Five learning units are included: 

  • Person centred approaches; history taking; child protection; child consent; the older adult; psycho-social aspects; and non-accidental harm
  • Musculoskeletal injuries: upper and lower limb injuries
  • Wounds and bleeding, bites and burns
  • Midline injuries: head, face, eyes, spine and chest  
  • X-ray and the non-medical referrer: ionising radiation medical exposure

How will I study my course?

  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will learn through a combination of video-conference lectures and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors.
  • A blended, part-time approach supports online module delivery over a 15-week period. The module incorporates a series of five learning units provided via Brightspace (the University Virtual Learning Environment). Two mandatory virtual study days (weeks 2 and 9) and two optional case-based discussions (week 10) are hosted via WebEx. Students are required to evidence 30 hours of supervised practice learning as an integral component of the module.

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 200 hours across 15 weeks

The number of hours indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?

  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Inverness

Start date

  • September
  • January


For information on costs of this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


General Practice Nurse applicants may obtain funding via the Scottish Government General Practice Nursing Fund. Further information can be accessed via the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) CPD Connect site.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • General practice nursing
  • Unscheduled care
  • Primary care
  • Remote and rural healthcare
  • Emergency department nursing

Can I progress into further study?

You may wish to progress from CPD Award Minor Injuries Management (SCQF level 11) to the following course: 

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