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Professional course

Minor Illness and Minor Injury in Children

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZUR13203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Rebecca Hoskins

Page last updated 10 January 2017

Introduction

On successful completion of the Minor illness and Minor injury in Children level 3 (UZUR13-20-3) module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of the main anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children, for the management of minor illness and injury.
  • Identify and evaluate patho-physiological features which can precipitate minor illness, and injury in children and be able to articulate the clinical application of this knowledge.
  • Analyse and synthesise the current evidence base within children's care and where appropriate apply the findings to the practice setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make safe clinical judgements   through the use of holistic evidence based approach to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of children and their families/carers.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply the current policy context in urgent and emergency care and apply to the management of children with minor illness and injuries.

Masters level (UZURY4-20-M) module:

  • Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the implications of the main anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children, for the management of minor illness and injury and be able to critical analyse the application of this knowledge.
  • Critically evaluate patho-physiological features which can precipitate minor illness, and injury in children and be able to articulate the clinical application of this knowledge.
  • Critically appraise and synthesise the current evidence base within children's care and where appropriate apply the findings to the practice setting.
  • Justify the ability to make safe clinical judgements through the use of holistic evidence based approach to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of children and their families/carers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically review and apply the current policy context in urgent and emergency care and apply to the management of children with minor illness and injuries.

 

Entry requirements

You should be working in a relevant clinical area and be a registered health care professional.

Careers / Further study

The level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc Specialist Practice
  • BSc Professional Practice

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Specialist Practice

Structure

Content

  • The physical and psychological differences between children and adults
  • A child and family centred approach to history taking in an emergency/urgent care setting
  • The current national policy context and how it effects the delivery of services to children and their families in an emergency, urgent care, out of hours setting and other unscheduled care settings
  • Approaches to examination techniques in children
  • Play and distraction techniques
  • Approaches to consultation skills and  the assessment of children presenting with minor injury and illness eg management of soft tissue injuries, management of feverish illness
  • Clinical reasoning skills and an evidenced approach to the treatment and management of minor illness and injury in children
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Health education issues in unscheduled care
  • Patient pathways, and appropriate referrals to primary or secondary care settings

Learning and Teaching

The Module has been designed using a blended learning approach.

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Case based learning
  • Clinical skills
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Workshops and Masterclasses

Study time

48 hours.

Assessment

Formative assessment

You will develop an outline for the case based presentation and discussing this with peers in the classroom in order to develop the application of theory to practice for the final assessment.

Summative assessment

A 20 minute case based presentation with a 10 minute group discussion which will allow you to demonstrate in more depth any issues which were not clearly articulated within the presentation.

The case based presentation will be underpinned with a 1500 word paper which details the evidence base for the management of the child in the case based presentation.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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