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Advancing Paediatric Physical Assessment Skills University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development

The award prepares appropriately registered professionals to work autonomously in history-taking, examining, diagnosing and treating sick infants and children. You must be an experienced healthcare professional extending your role in the care of infants and children.


Course overview

The award uses a systems-based approach to developing skills. You develop your practical skills, which can be supported by a practice-based workbook. This can be utilised in your clinical setting.

On completion of the award you will be able to undertake a patient history and examination, request and synthesise investigations to aid diagnosis, and provide appropriate first-line treatment for the infant or child.

Funding 2022/23
Funded places may be available. You will be notified if you are eligible for a funded place within your organisation once you have applied.

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Course details

What you study

Lectures and skills sessions develop knowledge of anatomy, pathology and physiology as applied to the diagnostic process. Facilitated workshops develop your clinical history-taking and examination skills.

How you learn

Teaching methods used in the course, eg lectures, seminars, laboratory skills workshops.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through an objective structured clinical examination.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You need to have worked as a health professional with children in a community or acute setting for two years, studied at level 6.



2023/24 entry

Fee for applicants:

Limited funded places available

  • Length: 10 weeks
  • Start date: March
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 20

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