Professional course Children and Young People's Emergency Care

Entry year
2020/21
Course code
UZUSWG20M
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus
Glenside
Programme leader
James Salmons

20 credit Masters level module

Page last updated 24 September 2020

Introduction

On successful completion of this Masters level module, you will be able to:

  • Clearly identify the pathophysiological processes that may occur in children presenting with illness and injury and critically evaluate the approaches which may be used to manage them.
  • Justify the ability to make safe decisions regarding the assessment, management and appropriate referral of children presenting with injury and illness ( including safeguarding and mental health concerns)
  • Recognise and critically evaluate the legal, ethical and political issues and drivers underpinning the practice, management and service provision of paediatric urgent and emergency care.
  • Be aware of relevant health, social and child protection policies and demonstrate their impact on the care of the child in emergency and urgent care.

 

 

Entry requirements

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

Careers / Further study

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

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

Structure

Content

The module syllabus will cover:

  • 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 to learning 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.

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

The online 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 is in the form of a two hour unseen exam under controlled conditions comprising multiple choice questions 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.

It is expected that Masters level students will include a critical element to all of the short answer questions; this is reflected in the format of the M level questions.

 

 

Features

Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day. The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit our full fee information page 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

You are required to 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.

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