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Children and Young People's Emergency Care

Course Details

Course/Module Code





23-24 Non-Accredited 20 credits



23-24 Accredited 20 credits



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The assessment will be in the form of a written reflective assignment.

The submission date will change yearly but will always be in January.



Careers/further study

The level 7 module can contribute towards CPD, revalidation and any other Masters level qualification you are undertaking.


The level 7 (Masters level) module syllabus typically includes:

  • Paediatric anatomy and physiology
  • Recognising the seriously unwell child
  • Paediatric abdominal presentations
  • Minor injuries in children
  • Minor illness in children
  • Sepsis in children and young people
  • DKA in children and young people
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Paediatric respiratory presentations
  • Paediatric major trauma
  • Paediatric cardiac presentations
  • Caring for the collapsed neonate
  • Safeguarding
  • Child and family-centred care

Course Director

Jessica Parker

Entry Requirements

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


On successful completion of this 20 credit Children and Young People's Care module, you will be able to:

  • understand the pathophysiology of paediatric presentations, both in injury and illness ranging from minor to major
  • outline the principles of assessment and evidence-based nursing care of the acutely unwell or injured neonate, child and adolescent
  • critically evaluate management options
  • utilise paediatric guidelines, tools and pathways to aid assessment/decision-making/referral
  • understand the importance of child protection policies.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of teaching methods will be used to create an inclusive learning environment including lectures, seminars, simulation, discussion, case-based learning, technology-enhanced learning and enquiry-based learning.

As the module has been designed utilising multiple learning approaches, you will require access to the internet.

Study facilities

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20 credit level 7 module

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