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
Short Course / CPD
No Partner College
March 2016 - Fridays: Mar 11, 18; Apr 08, 15, 22, 29; May 06. From 9am-4pm.
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content
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.
3,500 word case study
Module team have backgrounds in paramedic care, paediatric intensive care, Accident and Emergency and general paediatric care.
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.
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.
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.
Good communication and interaction
Very informative, good discussions
Learned a lot from clinical workshops
Well planned and structured
Can be used as an optional module for the BSc Child Health
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:
Module information: Karen Blake, Module Leader 01772 893721 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190, email@example.com