Applied clinical history taking and minor illness

Start dates


Course length

3 days


158 Oxford Road, Cowley, OX4 2LA




This is a course, which is delivered by clinical experts who have up to date working knowledge and skills. The three-days will progress candidates towards a safe standard for practice in the management of adults with a minor illness. Attendees will then be ready to gain competency when returning to their place of work.


Aimed at pharmacists, nurses and non-medical prescribers working in walk-in centres, urgent care centres, minor injury units, primary care, general practice, schools, and accident & emergency. The course will also appeal to allied professionals.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To equip the practitioner with history-taking and clinical examination skills to deal with a wide range of minor illness conditions

  2. Explore current best practice and provide the theoretical underpinning for a range of commonly encountered conditions


  • Taking a clinical history; communication skills; record-keeping

  • Documentation and record-keeping; certification (NHS and private)

  • Evidence-based practice

  • Legal and professional responsibilities

  • How to conduct a physical examination

  • Recognising common presentations

  • Upper respiratory tract colds & flu, cough, sore throat, fever, nose bleeds

  • Eyes and ears

  • Skin infections, rashes, wounds, bites and stings, lesions, parasites, allergy

  • Head, neck and back, headache, head injury, pain, mouth, and dental problems

  • Abdomen: pain, diarrhea, and vomiting, indigestion, constipation