This module is for healthcare practitioners working with acutely ill 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 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.
Applicants should hold a qualification which provides 120 credits at level 4, or equivalent, for entry to the diploma programme or a Dip. H. E., (or equivalent), obtained within the last five years, for entry to the degree programme;
Applicants for the graduate certificate are normally expected to hold an honours or ordinary degree, or equivalent
Equivalences of overseas qualifications are assessed using a specialist resource (NARIC) to which SGUL subscribes.
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:
Successful completion within the last five years of either certificated learning at level 6 or above, or completion of more than 60 credits at level 5, or a minimum of 30 credits at level 5 at or above a grade B (60%);
Successful completion of a level 6 entrance test.
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.
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.
Course length: 5 Teaching Days