Short courses
Health & Social Care

Managing Symptoms in Minor Childhood Illness

University Certificate in Continuing Education:

You further develop your ability to work with children affected by minor illness in a wide variety of settings including general practice nursing, walk-in centres and accident and emergency departments.

Course information

Part-time

  • 9 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: 6
  • Enrolment date: April
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

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You enhance personal knowledge of child development and childhood illness, develop your ability to work autonomously and further develop decision making skills.

The management of minor illness focuses on initial presenting symptoms such as headache, diarrhoea and vomiting. You are encouraged to develop your ability to take a detailed clinical history, recognise red flags, consider the child’s developmental stage, develop appropriate treatment plans, initiate referrals and give health promotion advice.

You complete this module as a stand-alone component or as part of UCPD in Assessing and Managing Minor Childhood Illness or as an option for the BSc(Hons) Practice Innovation.

How you learn

There will be key lectures, rehearsal of history taking, discussion of differential diagnosis and red flags. National policy and evidence based practice is used to further develop knowledge.

How you are assessed

You are assessed using two related activities. You take a 15 minute, fictitious, clinical history related to a presenting symptom and then complete a 45 minute examination paper related to the retrieved information.

Career opportunities

You develop further expertise in working with the ill child.

Entry requirements

120 credits at Level 5.

Course information

Part-time

  • 9 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: 6
  • Enrolment date: April
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information