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
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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.
- 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.
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.
The Disability & Dyslexia 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.
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
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 Session 2019/2020
- UK/EU Students: £640
- International Students: £1,200
- UK/EU Students: £670
- International Students: £1,200
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:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
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The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
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