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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 course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@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

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

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.

 

Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

 

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Intensive Course

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start April 2018

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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