An introduction for healthcare professionals to the care of children and young people Academic Credits

Location Distance Learning
Course Start

Term 2 and 3 Distance Learning Module.

Blackboard resources will start week commencing 14th January 2019


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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

This is an individual module for healthcare professionals that can be studied as a stand-alone module or as an option module as part of a degree pathway.

Graduate destinations

Students who have previously studied this module have enhanced their practice in a variety of clinical areas such as theatre/recovery units, G.P. practices, Accident and Emergency departments and paramedic practice.

Entry requirements

Qualified healthcare professionals working in clinical areas accessed by children.

This module cannot be studied with Care of Children and Young People – Distance Learning.

Module outline

This module is suitable for non-children’s qualified healthcare professionals working in care settings that may be accessed by children such as Accident and Emergency Departments, General Practice surgeries, Walk-in centres, Theatre/ Recovery Units, Radiology departments and paramedic practice settings. It enables the development of knowledge and skills on the principles of caring for children, young people and their families in any healthcare environment.

Module overview

The module consists of theory and practice extending over 2 terms. The content includes: child development, safeguarding children, consent and children’s rights, recognition of the sick child, pain assessment, family-centred care, communicating with children and Paediatric basic life support.
24 hours of practice time, in an alternative area to the students own, caring for children and young people is built into the module timetable. This is arranged by the individual to allow for preference of placement area.


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