Paediatric Urgent and Emergency Care
Course Leader: Sarah Jardine
Mode of delivery: Blended
Learner Hours: Scheduled - 36 - Independent - 114
School: Health & Social Work
Available places: 30
Fees and Funding
The price quoted above is per 15 credits in this academic year. This price relates to self-funding students assessed as UK students for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas, or for returning students that are on a course leading to an award. Click here for Fees and Funding information or email us.
Degree in a relevant discipline; or evidence of appropriate knowledge and experience of level 6 studies. Or extensive demonstrable experience in a clinical role and willingness to undertake level 7 study. Professional registration (e.g. HCPC, NMC, GMC)
The module forms part of the MSc Advanced Paramedic Practice and MSc Contemporary Nursing Programmes or it can be taken as a standalone module for CPD.
This course aims to enhance the students’ knowledge, understanding and confidence in approaching a range of Paediatric Urgent and Emergency Care presentations. The course will look in detail at effective assessment and clinical management of minor and major illness and injury.
The course will use a blend of online and face-to-face teaching, workshops and discussion forums to explore the theory underpinning paediatric practice. Practical simulation activity will allow the student to gain additional exposure to this complex group of patients.
Course content includes:
Anatomy, physiology and development of the child
Evidence based practice
Pathophysiology of common paediatric conditions
Clinical decision making
Effective assessment of the child
Advanced life support
Palliative care and long-term conditions
Minor illness and minor injury
Recognising the seriously ill child
Human factors in urgent and emergency care
Successful students will typically:
- Develop a systematic understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of paediatric patients.
- Critically evaluate contemporary evidence and guidelines for the assessment and management of paediatric patients with urgent and emergency care needs.
- Apply critical understanding regarding clinical assessment and decision-making skills required to manage paediatric patients.
- Demonstrate the application of advanced level clinical skills used for the assessment of paediatric patients with urgent and emergency care needs.
In-Class Test worth 60% of the module mark.
Practical OSCE stations including written, verbal and practical elements, worth 40% of the module mark.