Child Health Assessment & Applied Pathophysiology

Course code SNM664
15 credits at Level 7

Who is it for?

This module is aimed at paediatric nurses who wish to develop their knowledge and practical skills in paediatric history taking, clinical assessment and examination and clinical management of a sick child.

What is it about?

The module aims to provide students with the underpinning knowledge of pathophysiology necessary to gain autonomy and mastery in paediatric history taking, clinical assessment and the formulation of an appropriate clinical management plan. The development of enhanced clinical reasoning and decision making will provide the justification for the differential diagnosis and the rationale for ordering and interpreting the relevant investigations and treatment.

How does it enhance practice?

This module promotes an in-depth understanding of the underlying pathophysiology relevant to paediatric illness allowing for a systematic and informed approach to care delivery.

Mode of assessment

Knowledge gained relating to this module will be assessed using a multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination, observed structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations and an oral case presentation.

Links to academic award

NURT108 MMedSci Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Course structure

Start Date: September 2020 TBC

Application and funding

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by visiting our how to apply page. For an individual module a fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. When applying for the programme a funding form and details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.

Programme Lead/Contact Name

Sara Morris

Tel: +44 114 222 2041