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PA50235: Management of minor ailments

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Reflective Practice Diary (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • OTC Class Evaluation (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to provide learners with a broad overview of the management of minor ailments in primary care and an understanding of the contribution that the pharmacist can make in responding to patients' symptoms.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. Analyse the current public policy in the management of minor illnesses (knowledge and understanding).
2. Evaluate the routes of access to OTC medicines (knowledge and understanding, professional practical skill).
3. Critically evaluate the role of the pharmacist and medicines counter assistant in the OTC supply process(intellectual skill)).
4. Reflect on their own practice in this therapeutic are and identify areas for improvement (personal transferable skill).


* Planning & organisation (Taught / Facilitated)
* Handling information (Taught / Facilitated /Assessed)
* Written and verbal communication (Taught / Facilitated /Assessed)
* Working with others (Taught / Facilitated)
* Scientific & practical skills (Taught / Facilitated /Assessed)
* Improving learning & performance (Taught / Facilitated /Assessed)
* Problem solving (Taught / Facilitated /Assessed).


* Unit Introduction
* Medicine Deregulation
* Self Care
* Commissioning of Self-care by PCTs
* Allergy
* Dermatological Conditions
* Eye and Ear Ailments
* Management of Acute Pain
* Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50235 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.