These two modules, aimed at healthcare practitioners working in children's care have been developed to complement each other and are taken together.
Applied pathophysiology in children: This module is for healthcare practitioners working with acutely ill and highly dependent children. The delivery of acute/critical care to children is dependent upon the clinical practice of practitioners and the sound theoretical underpinning of developmental anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
This module will enable practitioners to apply these principles to the care of children with common paediatric presentations and congenital defects. The module serves as a core module for practitioners wishing to specialise in PICU and will be of relevance for those caring for acutely ill children in other settings.
This module will enable students:
High Dependency Care of the Acutely Ill Child: This module will act as a foundation for healthcare practitioners wishing to develop their knowledge and practice in caring for children who are at risk of becoming or are acutely ill. It will therefore suit nursing practitioners working within PICUs, general paediatric areas, A & E and HDUs.
It will facilitate the development of reflective skills in order to provide and analyse the holistic and evidence-based care needed for a child and his/her family within a critical or acute care setting. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the skills to recognise, assess, stabilise and/or appropriately refer the acutely ill child.
This module will enable students to:
Who is this module for?
Nursing practitioners working within PICUs, general paediatric areas, A & E and HDUs caring for acutely ill children.
Applicants are expected to hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification) and normally a minimum of 6 months post-qualifying experience in order to consolidate training.
Healthcare practitioners who do not hold a Dip H.E. (or equivalent) will normally be considered for standalone level 6 module enrolments if they can demonstrate one of the following:
Applicants who do not meet the standard criteria for entry to the diploma programme, will be assessed on an individual basis and will normally be considered for access to standalone level 5 modules where demonstration of the ability to study at level 5 has been achieved through successful completion of an entrance test.
Applied Pathophysiology in Children: Usual assessment: Unseen examination
NOTE - TEMPORARY ASSESSMENT CHANGE: Due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, this module has a modified assessment in place: online essay questions. The modified assessment will apply to module runs starting from September 2020 and will remain in place until social distancing requirements can be sufficiently relaxed to allow on-site, face-to-face assessment. At the time of writing, it is not known when this will be.
Acutely Ill Child: Reflection and competency assessment document (CAD)
Course length: 10 Teaching Days