Professional/Short course Minor Illness and Minor Injury in Children

Entry year
2024/25
Course code
UZUR13203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
School
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Duration
Approximately one month
Delivery
Online
Course Director
Susan Conway

20 credit level 6 or level 7 module

Page last updated 3 June 2024

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

On successful completion of this 20 credit Minor Illness and Minor Injury in Children module, you will be able to:

At level 6 (UZWY6X-20-3):

  • 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.

At level 7 (UZWY6Y-20-M):

  • 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 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Structure

Content

The course syllabus typically includes:

  • 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

This module has been designed using a variety of approaches 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

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 1,500 word paper which details the evidence base for the management of the child in the case based presentation.

Features

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit our full fee information webpage 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

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How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course 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.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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