Children’s trauma care and resuscitation, NU3255 Short Course

Subject to approval

Children’s trauma care and resuscitation, NU3255 Short Course

Qualified staff who work in areas where they are required to care for injured children may want to increase their knowledge and skills relating to anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and life supporting treatments.

Lecturers from many disciplines with experience of emergency care of children.

Practical sessions involving simulation

Students consistently evaluate the module well

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 semester

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

March 2016 - Fridays: Mar 11, 18; Apr 08, 15, 22, 29; May 06. From 9am-4pm.

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

Course Outline:

This module is for all health care practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s minor and major trauma and critical illness. The module will support practitioners to develop and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and provide immediate care for children and young people with minor or major trauma or in need of resuscitation or advanced life support. The main focus of the module is assessment and resuscitation of the seriously ill or injured child or young person, for example those with critical needs such as shock, sepsis, or major trauma.

The module looks at mechanisms of injury and patterns of serious illness together with developmental anatomy and physiology to underpin practice knowledge and skill development. In addition students will develop and evaluate their practice with reference to the current evidence base and national and international recommendations for practice standards. The module utilises a range of different and innovative activities to support learning and achievement incrementally through the module as well as ‘hands-on’ practice skills workshops.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Classroom and Simulation Laboratory

3,500 word case study

Academic Expertise

Module leader has 26 years experience in medical, surgical and emergency paediatric care

Module team have backgrounds in paramedic care, paediatric intensive care, Accident and Emergency and general paediatric care.


Learning outcome & aims

The aim of this module is to facilitate health care practitioners to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and provide immediate care for children and young people with traumatic injuries and/or in need of resuscitation.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Analyse the factors that contribute to the patterns of traumatic injuries or serious illness in children and young people

2. Identify and evaluate the evidence base underpinning the care for the seriously ill or injured child or young person.

3. Critically evaluate the multi-professional / inter-agency team in managing the immediate and continuing care of the child or young person and their family with trauma or serious illness.

4. Evaluate personal clinical skills in the assessment, recognition and provision of immediate and continuing care for the seriously ill or injured child or young person.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

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.


Good organisation

Good communication and interaction

Very informative, good discussions

Learned a lot from clinical workshops

Enthusiastic lecturers

Well planned and structured

Progression Routes

Can be used as an optional module for the BSc Child Health

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:

For further information:

Module information: Karen Blake, Module Leader 01772 893721  

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839