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Minor Illness in Young People

Duration: 3 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 24 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

This three-day course will progress candidates towards a safe standard for practice in the management of young people (aged 13-19 years old) who have a minor illness.

The course will be of particular interest to Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals.


"Very useful course covering a variety of topics useful for my role as School Nurse."

"Really useful for me as just going into school nursing. Also provided a lot of information for further reading!"

"Very interesting - covered a lot - really great!"

Past course delegates

Course Content

Taking a clinical history

  • Anatomical & physiological differences in children
  • How to conduct a physical examination appropriate to age
  • Recognition of the sick child


Common presentations and evidence based practice

  • Upper respiratory tract
  • Acute asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Colds/influenza
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Nose bleeds


Gastro intestinal

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting and abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation


Skin conditions

  • Eczema
  • Infections
  • Rashes
  • Wounds
  • Bites and stings
  • Lesions
  • Parasites
  • Allergy


Head, Neck and Back

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Head injury
  • Pain
  • Mouth and dental problems
  • ENT conditions


Eye complaints - Identification of common conditions


Sexual Health

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain
  • Menstrual problems
  • Contraception
  • Male genital conditions


Mental Health

  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobia


Record keeping - Legal and professional responsibilities

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • To equip the practitioner with history taking and clinical examination skills to deal with a wide range of minor illness conditions in young people
  • Explore current best practice and provide the theoretical underpinning for a range of commonly encountered conditions

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    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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