Enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the normal physiology of the child and the pregnant woman and your recognition, assessment and management skills in managing emergency situations pertaining to obstetric, neonatal and paediatric service users, taking into account developmental stages and the family care context.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
This module can be studied as part of the DipHE Paramedic Science.
To develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the normal physiology of the child and the pregnant woman and to develop their recognition, assessment and management skills in managing emergency situations pertaining to obstetric, neonatal and paediatric service users, taking into account developmental stages and the family care context.
Advanced Life Support Group (2009) Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
Advanced Life Support Group (2005) Pre Hospital Paediatric Advanced Life Support: The Practical Approach (2nd Ed) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
Barnes, K. (2008) Paediatrics: A Clinical Guide for Nurse Practitioners, Oxford, Butterworth Heinemann
Candy, D. Davies G Ross E (2006) Clinical Paediatrics and Child Health, Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Engel J (2002) Pediatric Assessment (4th Ed) New York: St Louis Mosby
Fraser, D. Cooper, A. (2009) Myles Textbook for Midwives (15th Ed) London: Churchill Livingstone
Glasper, E.A., McEwing, G., Richardson, J. (2011) Emergencies in Children's and Young People&rsquo'ing. Oxford: OUP.
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Symonds, EM. Symonds, IM. (2003) Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology (3rd Ed) London: Churchill Livingstone
Miall, L., Rudolf, M., Levene, M. (2007) Paediatrics at a Glance. Oxford Butterworth Science.
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.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
To be eligible to study this module, students must demonstrate the ability to study at this level and commit to attempting the assessment.
Students must participate in the formative components of the module in order to successfully pass the module. The practical assessment will include the management of a cardiac arrest of a child.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
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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.
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