This module will enhance the ability of health care providers to recognise and manage the health care needs of children presenting with common childhood illnesses, within an evidence-based context.
This module is for both adult and paediatric trained health care professionals. You need to be treating/attending to children as part of your practice.
You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study. Alternatively, classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
- Cognitive and physiological differences across the age spectrum
- Recognising the sick child
- The febrile child
- Skin presentations
- Respiratory and ENT conditions
- Cardiovascular presentations
- The child with an abdominal related complaint
- Sexual health
- Musculoskeletal presentations
- Legal issues
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the child within a developmental continuum
- Demonstrate, critically evaluate and adapt as age appropriate, a structured approach to history taking, physical examination and communication
- Critically review and discuss the assessment of common childhood illnesses and their potential differential diagnoses
- Critically review the management of common childhood illnesses within an evidence based context
- Critically reflect upon the rights of the child when they are a patient
Indicative core bibliography
- Barnes, K. (2003) Paediatrics: A Clinical Guide for Nurse Practitioners. Oxford, Butterworth Heinemann.
- BMA /Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, BNF for Children. 2010-2012 BMJ Publishing Group.
- Burns, C., Dunn,A., Brady, M., Starr,N.,& Blosser, C. (2012) Pediatric Primary Care. (5th ed.) Philadelphia, Saunders.
- Duderstadt,K (2006) Pediatric Physical Examination: An Illustrated Handbook. St Louis, Mosby.
- Gill, D & O'Brien, N (2006) Paediatric Clinical Examination Made Easy (5th ed.) Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone.
- Goldbloom, R (2010) Pediatric Clinical Skills (4th ed.) Edinburgh, Saunders.
- Hay, W., Levin, M.J., Deterding, R.R.& Abzug, M. (2012) Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment (21st ed.) New York; Lange/ McGraw Hill.
- Johnson, S (2012) A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics. Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone.
- Lissauer, T. & Clayden, G. eds (2011) Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics (4th ed.) St Louis, Mosby.
- Miall, L., Rudolf, M., Levene, M. (2007) Paediatrics at a Glance. Oxford Butterworth Science.
- Meggit, C. (2012) Child Development: An Illustrated Guide. (3rd ed.) Oxford, Heinemann Educational Publishers.
- Schwartz, M.W. (2012) The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult. (6th ed.) Philadelphia. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
- Snelson, E. (2011) The Essential Clinical Handbook for Common Paediatric Cases. London, BPP Learning Media.
- Tassoni, P. (2007) Child Development: 6 to 16 years. Oxford, Heinemann Educational Publishers.
- Van Dorp, F. & Simon, C. (2007) Child Health. Oxford, Oxford University Press
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
This module is for any registered health professional who has previously studied at level 6 and has undertaken a Physical Examination and Assessment module at a minimum of level 6. Students need to be working with children as part of their practice.
Students must participate in the formative components of the module in order to pass the module.
Applications should be made online from the Apply Now button within the course information page.
Please note that the direct entry application system will not recognise your current Student IT Network login. Please select the New User option from the Apply Now button.
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.