Supporting Children, Young People and Families living with, or affected by, HIV in the UK Short Course

Supporting Children, Young People and Families living with, or affected by, HIV in the UK Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day


School of Nursing

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Wednesday 28th September 2016 1pm-4pm , Wednesday 29th March 2017 1pm-4pm ,

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
This half day workshop will provide an introduction to Children’s HIV care in the UK and explore the impact of diagnosis on the child, young person and family.

Who should attend:

Any professional working with children, young people and families living with or affected by HIV including Nurses, Support Workers, Teachers, Social Workers and Voluntary Sector teams. 

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination 

Academic Expertise

Katie is a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at UCLan. For almost eight years Katie was a Clinical Nurse Specialist working with children, young people and families living with or affected by HIV and is currently a member of the Children’s HIV Association executive committee. Katie is currently working on a national adolescent HIV Study with the Medical Research Council. Katie volunteers up to three times a year with CHIVA Africa to support services for children, young people and families affected by HIV in South Africa. 

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

  • Have an understanding of Children’s HIV care in the UK
  • Appreciate the challenges for children, young people and families
  • Discuss the impact of stigma in the UK
  • Recognise the care approaches required to support children, young people and families including health, social care and education
  • Explore the challenges of transition to adult services 

Industry links & professional accreditation

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Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808 

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

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United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400