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Core Principles of Paediatrics in Primary Care and the Acute Sector

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This module is designed to give you advanced knowledge and skills in assessing and treating children and young people in the primary and acute sector.

Who the course is aimed at 

Advanced Practitioners, Urgent Care Practitioners, Out of Hours Practitioners, Paramedics, Practice Nurses, GP's, GP trainees. 

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

The module is designed to provide participants with the confidence to safely manage those children and young people who present to primary care and the acute sector. Gaining the confidence to recognise what is normal, what is not normal but which is safe to manage without referral and what is abnormal and must be referred, will decrease inappropriate referrals to secondary care and ensure that those referrals which are made, are to the appropriate service.

What you learn 

You will be enabled to develop the expertise for diagnostic management and decision making when caring for children and young people.

General areas covered

Assessing children, altered physiological conditions, stages of development, safeguarding and prescribing medicines for children.

Skills gained for the workplace

Reflection skills will be enhanced by studying on this course as will your ability to work within the multi-disciplinary team.

Fees and Funding for 2020/21

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £1,375

International students: £1,375 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support

    (The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)

    International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores of 6.5 minimum.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence delivery during w/c 18th January 2021 with online induction activities during w/c 11th January 2021.  The module is normally delivered over a 10 week period.

    This module is delivered via distance learning. Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Case Study
    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Tanya Urquhart-Kelly - or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2372

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