Child Immunisation – Level 3 - Online CPD Accredited Training Course

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Delivery Method: e-Learning

Child Immunisation - Level 3 - Online CPD Accredited Training Course for Healthcare & Social Care Professionals

Childhood immunisation is a highly successful public health intervention that protects individuals across their life course. In addition, child immunisations help to save thousands of lives across the world every year. To ensure ongoing public confidence in vaccines and high vaccine uptake, it is vital that all those who advise on and/or administer immunisations are confident, knowledgeable and up to date. This e-learning course was designed in line with the recommendations made in the Public Health England (PHE) National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training.

Our online child immunisation course comprehensively covers the core areas of immunisation with which healthcare practitioners must be familiar with to deliver immunisations safely and effectively. Healthcare practitioners must also be able to answer commonly asked questions confidently and accurately. This module covers the UK current immunisation schedule for children, including recent changes, special considerations, and contraindications to immunisations and what to do about them.

Child Immunisation - Level 3 - Online CPD Training Course -

Child Immunisation Training for Healthcare Professionals

Study method - Online, self-paced

Course format - Online (24/7 access), modular

Course duration - Part-time (1-year access)

Qualification – CPD certificate of completion

Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones

Awarded body – CPD Accreditation Service (UK)

Anticipated duration (Indicative CPD hours) - 3 hours.

Child Immunisation Training for Healthcare Professionals

Course aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this childhood immunisation e-learning course is to improve the learners' knowledge regarding UK immunisation schedules. This course does not cover childhood travel immunisations because these are administered in specialist travel clinics outside of the routine immunisation schedules.

Who is this online course for?

This online childhood immunisation course was developed for healthcare professionals who have a responsibility to administer immunisations, including:

  • General practitioners
  • NHS and private sector doctors
  • Registered nurses.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online child immunisation course, you will:

  • Know the different types of vaccines for children,
  • Know the current immunisation schedules for children in the UK,
  • Understand the recent changes to the UK childhood immunisation schedules,
  • Know when a vaccine is contraindicated, should be deferred, or requires special consideration,
  • Be able to answer the common parental concerns regarding vaccines and childhood immunisations,
  • Be aware of the potential future changes in the routine immunisation schedule, and
  • Ensure that you get the necessary additional training and assessment in line with local policies and procedures.

What is covered in this online course?

This child immunisation e-learning course includes the following:

  • Unit 1 - Introduction
    • Guidance for healthcare professionals
    • Examples of successful immunisation campaigns
    • Information for healthcare professionals
    • Objectives of immunisation programmes
    • Vaccine coverage
    • The immunisation schedule for childhood illness
  • Unit 2 - Types of vaccines
    • Understanding types of vaccines
    • Live attenuated vaccines
    • Inactivated vaccines
    • Whole organism vaccines
    • Protein-based subunit vaccines
    • Polysaccharide vaccines
    • Protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccines.
  • Unit 3 - Information on immunisation for specific groups
    • Maternal vaccines
    • Maternal vaccines - Pertussis
    • Maternal vaccines - Influenza
    • Vaccines for infants
    • Infants - Hepatitis B
    • Infants - Meningococcal capsular group C (MenC)
    • Infants - Capsular group B meningococcus (MenB)
    • Infants - Rotavirus
    • Preschool and school-aged children
    • Preschool and pre-aged school children - Influenza 2018/19
    • Mandatory influenza immunisation
    • Clinical risk categories.
  • Unit 4 - Contraindications and special considerations to influenza vaccine
    • Considerations for children
    • Immunosuppression
    • Egg allergy
    • Severe asthma or active wheezing
    • Dosing
    • Adolescents
    • Meningococcal capsular groups ACWY (MenACWY)
    • Change to the routine immunisation schedule
    • Catch up programme
    • First-time university entrants (aged up to 25 years)
    • Measles
    • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
    • Recommended immunisation outside the standard schedule
    • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Unit 5 -Contraindications and/or deferral of immunisation
    • Deferral of immunisations
    • Adverse effects
    • Fever: guidance on the use of paracetamol after immunisation
    • Anaphylaxis secondary to vaccines.
  • Unit 6 - Special considerations
    • Underlying medical conditions
    • Additional information for healthcare professionals
    • Managing children with unknown or incomplete immunisation history
    • Storage and administration of vaccines
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Egg allergy and MMR vaccine
    • MMR vaccine and autism
    • Single MMR vaccines
    • Preterm babies and immunisations
    • Common misconceptions about vaccines
    • Concerns about vaccine safety.

Why is this course important?

Healthcare practitioners from a wide diversity of professional backgrounds now administer immunisations in many different settings and service areas. This online child immunisation course was designed to be relevant to all healthcare practitioners with a role in immunisation, whether they advise on or administer immunisations.

Most of the information in this e-learning course is relevant for those involved in the immunisation programme in all the UK nations. However, those undertaking the programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should be aware that some details, such as the ordering and reporting of vaccines given may be different.

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