*Applications are 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. Please contact UWE directly if you have any queries about this.*
Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any questions regarding delivery mode.*
Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and that you have checked the application deadline. 

This is a 20 credit module.

 

Learning outcomes

At level 6 (UZWY6X-20-3):

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of the main anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children, for the management of minor illness and injury.
  • Identify and evaluate patho-physiological features which can precipitate minor illness, and injury in children and be able to articulate the clinical application of this knowledge.
  • Analyse and synthesise the current evidence base within children’s care and where appropriate apply the findings to the practice setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make safe clinical judgements through the use of holistic evidence based approach to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of children and their families/carers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply the current policy context in urgent and emergency care and apply to the management of children with minor illness and injuries.

At level 7 (UZWY6Y-20-M):

  • Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the implications of the main anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children, for the management of minor illness and injury and be able to critical analyse the application of this knowledge.
  • Critically evaluate patho-physiological features which can precipitate minor illness, and injury in children and be able to articulate the clinical application of this knowledge.
  • Critically appraise and synthesise the current evidence base within children’s care and where appropriate apply the findings to the practice setting.
  • Justify the ability to make safe clinical judgements through the use of holistic evidence based approach to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of children and their families/carers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically review and apply the current policy context in urgent and emergency care and apply to the management of children with minor illness and injuries.

 

Entry requirements

You should be working in a relevant clinical area and be a registered health care professional.

 

Careers / Further study

The Level 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards
Content

The course syllabus typically includes:

  • The physical and psychological differences between children and adults
  • A child and family centred approach to history taking in an emergency/urgent care setting
  • The current national policy context and how it effects the delivery of services to children and their families in an emergency, urgent care, out of hours setting and other unscheduled care settings
  • Approaches to examination techniques in children
  • Play and distraction techniques
  • Approaches to consultation skills and  the assessment of children presenting with minor injury and illness eg management of soft tissue injuries, management of feverish illness
  • Clinical reasoning skills and an evidenced approach to the treatment and management of minor illness and injury in children
  • Effective communication strategies
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Health education issues in unscheduled care
  • Patient pathways, and appropriate referrals to primary or secondary care settings.

 

Learning and Teaching

This module has been designed using a variety of approaches which may include:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Case based learning
  • Clinical skills
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Workshops and masterclasses.

 

Study time

48 hours.

 

Assessment
  • 20 minute case based presentation & 10 minute group discussion
  • 1,500 word paper

Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

  • UZWY6X-20-3
  • UZWY6Y-20-M

Location: Online

Time: 10:00-17:00

 

Cohort 1
15/01/25 22/01/25 29/01/25 05/02/25 12/02/25

 

Cohort 2
19/03/25 26/03/25 02/04/25 09/04/25 16/04/25

 

**Dates, format & timings correct at time of publishing (May 2024). Cohort capacity is managed by UWE, so it is not possible to guarantee run until successfully enrolled. Most up to date information on dates can either be found here or will be available the UWE Dashboard (if you are a successfully enrolled applicant).**

Please fill in the expression of interest form below and click submit.

Expression of interest deadline: Monday 15th July 2024, 9am.

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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If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact UWE Admissions Office by email on HAS.CPD@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 328 1158.

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The deadline for applications for this module has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the UWE website, as your funding application will be rejected. Occasionally spaces open up closer to the date. If this happens we will either re-open applications again or offer these places on a first come first come basis via SWAST CPD and CPD mailing lists. Or contact us to enquire.