Professional/Short course Children and Young People's Emergency Care

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Six face-to-face teaching days
Face-to-face with supplementary online resources
Course Director
Jessica Parker

20 credit level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


On successful completion of this 20 credit Children and Young People's Care module, you will be able to:

  • understand the pathophysiology of paediatric presentations, both in injury and illness ranging from minor to major
  • outline the principles of assessment and evidence-based nursing care of the acutely unwell or injured neonate, child and adolescent
  • critically evaluate management options
  • utilise paediatric guidelines, tools and pathways to aid assessment/decision-making/referral
  • understand the importance of child protection policies.

Entry requirements

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

Careers / Further study

The level 7 module can contribute towards CPD, revalidation and any other Masters level qualification you are undertaking.



The level 7 (Masters level) module syllabus typically includes:

  • Paediatric anatomy and physiology
  • Recognising the seriously unwell child
  • Paediatric abdominal presentations
  • Minor injuries in children
  • Minor illness in children
  • Sepsis in children and young people
  • DKA in children and young people
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Paediatric respiratory presentations
  • Paediatric major trauma
  • Paediatric cardiac presentations
  • Caring for the collapsed neonate
  • Safeguarding
  • Child and family-centred care

Learning and Teaching

A variety of teaching methods will be used to create an inclusive learning environment including lectures, seminars, simulation, discussion, case-based learning, technology-enhanced learning and enquiry-based learning.

As the module has been designed utilising multiple learning approaches, you will require access to the internet.


The assessment will be in the form of a written reflective assignment.

The submission date will change yearly but will always be in January.


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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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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.


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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.

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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