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This module focuses on the assessment and management of the critically ill child. You will be learning the underpinning theory and management and practising clinical skills which will help you to manage and improve outcomes for critically ill children. You will be learning by a variety of interactive methods including group workshops and simulation.

Who the module is aimed at 

Healthcare professionals who work in a children's critical care environment and want to specialise further in this area. 

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

This module will give you the opportunity to reflect on your current practice and apply in depth knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and therapeutic care and management of the critically ill child and family. 

What you learn 

You will learn about the knowledge and skills required to assess and manage the child and family in critical care, critically evaluating your current practice, whilst analysing and integrating the contemporary evidence base. 

General areas covered 

  • Pathophysiology of the critically ill child
  • Childhood conditions requiring critical care
  • Therapeutic management and care 
  • Multidisciplinary management of the critically ill child

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

Reflective practice, portfolio writing, literature searching, analysis of the contemporary evidence base, integration of research evidence into practice. 

Fees and Funding for 2021/22

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £710

EU / International students: £710 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4


This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF 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 Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Ideally you will have at least 18 months' experience in a childrens' critical care environment 
    • Relevant first degree qualification

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

    There may be exceptions to these guidelines which will need to be discussed with the Module Leader. 

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

  • 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 September 2021 for a period of 8 weeks.

    For distance learning modules 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

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Sue Fidment - or contact the student experience team:

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