Short courses
Health & Social Care

Paediatric Assessment

University Certificate in Professional Development:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 20 weeks

More part-time details

  • 20 credits, degree level
  • Enrolment date: October and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1500

Contact details

Further information

We help extend your knowledge and skills in keeping with A Health Service of all Talents (DoH 2001). We also provide the opportunity for NHS Trusts to further develop their workforce in order to initiate alternative models of practice which reflect the challenges of the Children's NSF (DoH 2005), Every Child Matters (DFSE 2006), the need of their local population and NHS Plan (DoH 2000).

This multi-disciplinary award is of benefit to you as a professionally qualified health care practitioner, for example nurse, paramedic, health visitor, pharmacist or other allied health professional. You must have been qualified for a minimum of three years and wish to expand your role to include history taking, examination and basic diagnosis of sick infants and children. You must be practising in a community or acute health care setting that includes care and support for infants, children, and their families, for example hospital wards, accident and emergency departments, walk in centres, primary care teams, emergency services or out of hours services. This award can also be studied with Managing Symptoms in Minor Childhood Illness which enables you to gain a 50 credit UCPD in Assesing and Managing Minor Childhood Illness.

Teesside University campus.

How you learn

Your classroom and laboratory learning is facilitated through a systems approach and case review.

Problem based learning is used within the sessions. A practice-based workbook is used to facilitate supervised practice in your own practice setting.

The award is assessed using an objectively structured clinical examination that covers the systems approach.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of the award should enable you to work autonomously (subject to agreement with your line manager) to undertake a patient history and examination, request, use and interpret investigations to aid diagnosis, present and record your findings in a structured way, provide an informed opinion of the child's health status and initiate appropriate first-line treatment.

Entry requirements

You should:

  • have a minimum of three years post qualification clinical experience
  • have practice manager verification that you are currently employed in a capacity which may require use if paediatric physical assessment skills
  • be supervised by a practice facilitator who is either an advanced, nurse practitioner, GP, consultant or SPR
  • have previous studies at level 2/ 3 in applied pathophysiology or equivalent.

Course information

Part-time

  • 20 weeks

More part-time details

  • 20 credits, degree level
  • Enrolment date: October and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1500

Contact details

Further information