*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any queries about delivery mode.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements.

This unit has been designed for registered healthcare professionals in primary care and urgent care services caring for both adults and children. It will help practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills in the assessment, planning and treatment of a range of minor ailments commonly presenting in children.

It will also enable students to evaluate the evidence base for practice, thereby enhancing their clinical reasoning skills. Students will complete a Clinical Practice Portfolio which will be assessed their own place of work by a practice assessor.

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The content of the unit will include:

  • Child Development – anatomy and physiology
  • History taking, Physical assessment and triage of  children
  • Recognition of red flags
  • Primary Care management of common presenting childhood conditions
  • Ethics and legal aspects including documentation
  • Recognising & responding to the sick child in the primary care environment

This course requires 100% attendance.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face *correct at time of publishing May 2022.

Module code: FHSS7410

Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals working in urgent or primary care settings with at least one year’s post registration experience.

All applicants must have identified a practice assessor upon application. Responsibility lies with the applicant to make these arrangements. 

The definition of practice assessor is flexible and therefore each could be considered on their merits. They must have:

  • Competency and experience in paediatric assessment
  • Education/training in paediatric care
  • Practicing in a role where they autonomously assess children
  • Examples are ACPs, registrars, specialist practitioners in an appropriate role.(GPs are automatically accepted based on nature of their training). This includes SPUECs & SPCCs & other specialists within the ambulance service who can meet the above.


Normally students may enter Level 7 (Master’s level) study if they have been awarded:

  • Undergraduate degree (honours or non-honours)
  • An equivalent qualification (the learning outcome of which are demonstrably appropriate in terms of knowledge, understanding and skills) equivalent to 120 credits at Level 6.
Run 1 – September 2022:
Attendance dates – 23/09/2022, 30/09/2022, 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022
Run 2 – May 2023:
Attendance dates – 05/05/2023, 12/05/2023, 19/05/2023, 24/05/2023, 08/06/2023, 15/06/2023
You need to be available for all dates.

*Please check here to ensure attendance dates have not changed since date of publishing (May 2022). 

Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.

Deadline for applications: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1st August 2022. This may close sooner if all spaces are filled.* If successful you would have until Friday 12th August 2022 to identify your practice assessor.

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process.

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The deadline for applications has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the university website, as your funding application will be rejected.