Two female student nurses treating a dummy patient

Professional course

Principles of Children's Emergency Care

20 credit, level 3 and Masters level modules

About this course

Course code:
UZUSWF203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Angie Green

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

On successful completion of the 20 credit, level 3 or masters level (UZUSWG20M) module Principles of Children's Emergency Care you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the physiological and pathophysiological processes which children requiring, emergency care may present with (component A)
  • Recognise the legal, ethical and political issues and drivers underpinning the practice, management and service provision of paediatric urgent and emergency care. (Component A)
  • Be aware of relevant health, social and child protection policies and their impact on the care of the child in emergency and urgent care. (Component A)

Entry requirements

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

Careers / Further study

Module can contribute towards:

Level 3
BSc Specialist Practice

Masters level
MCc Specialist Practice

Structure

Content

The course will include:

  • Considerations of differences between anatomy and physiology in caring for adults and children.
  • Minor illness and injury, triage, assessment  and management
  • Medical and surgical presentations ( age specific), triage, assessment and management
  • Legal and ethical considerations when caring for children and their families
  • Management of the critically injured child
  • Examining the importance of play, distraction, pain management in children's care
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Children with mental health concerns
  • Recognising the seriously ill child
  • Child and family centred care

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include: 

  • Practice experience
  • Simulation
  • Clinical skills
  • Technology enhanced learning
  •  Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Lectures and Seminars
  •  Enquiry based learning
  • Case based learning
  •  Role play

The module has been designed using a blended learning approach, you will require access to the internet

The on-line component of the module directs you to critical reading, uploaded documents on the site and links to interactive learning forums.

Assessment

The assessment strategy has been chosen to assess your knowledge base at the end of the module specific to the triage, assessment and management of children attending emergency and urgent care settings.

The assessment strategy is in the form of a 2 hour unseen exam under controlled conditions comprising of MCQ and short answer questions.

The short answer questions will give you the opportunity to demonstrate and briefly discuss appropriate evidence based treatment options in your clinical setting, as well as to demonstrate your ability to critically analyse information.

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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