Principles of Children's Emergency Care

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply for this course you must be working in a relevant clinical area and be a registered healthcare professional. This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Considerations of differences between anatomy and physiology in caring for adults and children.
  • Minor illness and injury, triage, assessment and management
  • Medical and surgical presentations ( age specific), triage, assessment and management
  • Legal and ethical considerations when caring for children and their families
  • Management of the critically injured child
  • Examining the importance of play, distraction, pain management in children's care
  • Safeguarding issues
  • Children with mental health concerns
  • Recognising the seriously ill child
  • Child and family centred care.


Course delivery may include practice experience, simulation, clinical skills, technology enhanced learning, workshops and masterclasses, lectures and seminars, enquiry based learning, case based learning and role play. As the module has been designed using multiple learning approaches you will require access to the internet.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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