Unplanned Care of Acutely Ill/Injured Children and Young People

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 9 or 15 credits at SCQF level 11
Unplanned Care of Acutely Ill/Injured Children and Young People Level 9 15 credits | Level 11 15 credits

This course will provide a stimulating learning opportunity for you if you are in the field of the unplanned care for acutely ill/injured child or young person and wish to advance your knowledge and skills and enhance the effectiveness of your work.

This module will facilitate students from different backgrounds to attain core competence in the care required by children, young people and their family when acute illness/injury presents. Within your own context you will be challenged to demonstrate approaches to the care, assessment, interventions and/or support of children, young people and their families when acutely unwell.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Blended

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks
  • Study the evidence-based and application of a structured approach in the assessment of the acutely ill/injured child or young person
  • Study effective communication with children, young people, families and relevant professionals
  • Analyse and discuss the ethical, legal and professional issues that may be encountered when caring for acutely/ill injured children or young people and their family
  • Source, discuss and use current evidence based practice in the unplanned care of acutely ill/injured children and young people
  • Demonstrate competency at core level for the care of the acutely ill/injured child or young person


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module is delivered using a blend of face-to-face (3 single study days) and online methods. You will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.


This course is assessed through written assignment.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


This module is suitable for you if you are a registered healthcare practitioner who works within communities that care for the unplanned acutely ill/injured child or young person.

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, you are encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.

You should be able to provide evidence of current Basic Life Support (adult and child).


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: To be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/2022

Level 9

  • UK/EU Students: £660
  • International Students: £1,070

Level 11

  • UK/EU Students: £690
  • International Students: £1,230

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice Professional Development Team and we'll do out best to help.

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