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Children and Young People's History Taking and Physical Assessment - Level 6 - AC6603

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About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

This intensive course will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes in children and young people. You will get the opportunity to engage in routine clinical investigations and assess the severity of symptom complexes relating to common childhood conditions including gastrointestinal, respiratory and neurological conditions.

This course would suit a range of healthcare professionals who would like to develop their practice in the area of history taking and physical assessment in children and young people. It is recommended for those practitioners who are either currently required to use these skills in practice or who will be in the near future.

The course covers the following topics:

  • History taking skills
  • History and examination of the Cardiovascular system
  • History and examination of the Respiratory system
  • History and examination of the Gastrointestinal system
  • History and examination of the Neurological system
  • Understanding sepsis and its management
  • Timetabled supervised practice

Study Dates for October Cohort:

Tuesday 2nd October

Tuesday 9th October

Tuesday 16th October

Tuesday 23rd October

Tuesday 30th October

Tuesday 6th November

Tuesday 13th November

Tuesday 20th November

Tuesday 27th November

Monday 4th December

Tuesday 5th December

Study Dates for April Cohort:

Tuesday 2nd April

Tuesday 9th April

Tuesday 16th April

Tuesday 23rd April

Tuesday 30th April

Tuesday 7th May

Tuesday 14th May

Tuesday 21st May

Tuesday 28th May

Monday 3rd June

Tuesday 4th June

 

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

 

Teaching and Assessment

The module will be delivered through a combination of guided study, structured lectures and practical workshops. You will be able to participate in practice sessions using simulation almost from the beginning of the course which previous students have found extremely beneficial and enjoyable practising in a safe environment. An opportunity to practice these skills is also timetabled in the module.

You will be assessed on both theoretical and practical elements of the module, through a multiple choice and short answer examination, as well as a multi-station objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

 

Learning Environment

This module is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Give Your Career an Edge

As well as enhancing your CV, this module will enable you to use the intellectual and theoretical skills gained to develop your practice in the area of history taking, examination and management in children and young people.

 

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops & Guided Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start October 2018 or April 2019

Duration 10 weeks

This course would suit a range of healthcare professionals who would like to develop their practice in the area of history taking and physical assessment in children and young people. It is recommended for those practitioners who are either currently required to use these skills in practice or who will be in the near future.

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