The child or young person requiring urgent or emergency care (degree and masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit module can be taken at degree or masters level and will increase your knowledge and skills in the recognition, assessment and immediate management of illness and/or injury in children and young people requiring urgent or emergency care in a range of settings.

At degree level, it will also enable you to apply current research/evidence to practice, incorporating relevant professional, legal and ethical dimensions, and deliver holistic care to sick children and their families.

At masters level, you will also enhance your existing knowledge and skills in the holistic care of children and young people by applying deeper knowledge and understanding to the assessment and management of illness and/or injury and will develop your ability to manage care environments to meet the health needs of children/young people and their families. Please note that at masters level this module is called ‘APP738 - Management of children and young people requiring urgent or emergency care’.   

Module code

UEC604 / APP738*

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

*This module was previously known as UEC706 at masters level

UEC604 course details (degree level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • recognise the sick and/or injured child or young person and respond appropriately to their immediate healthcare needs.
  • support and empower children, young people and their families by working collaboratively with appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team, applying their professional knowledge and skills whilst recognising their own limitations and the need for referral.
  • contribute to practice developments and the creation of environments conducive to the health of children, young people and their families with urgent or emergency care needs.
  • critically analyse and evaluate clinical practice to ensure the provision of safe, effective and holistic evidence-based care, incorporating relevant professional, legal and ethical issues.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a 2,500 word written essay on the management of a child or young person requiring urgent or emergency care.

2. a portfolio of practice experiences.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

APP738 course details (masters level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of a range of minor health problems/injuries in children.
  • act with initiative in recognising the sick and/or injured child/young person and managing their immediate care needs
  • demonstrate critical self-awareness and work effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary/multi-agency team.
  • act as an advocate to promote environments conducive to the health care of the child and family.
  • critically analyse and evaluate relevant professional, ethical and legal dimensions of child care.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a written essay.

2. a portfolio of practice experiences.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

The module dates are 29 and 30 January, 26 and 27 February, 26 and 27 March, 30 April, and 1 May 2019.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.


What programmes can these modules count towards?

The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards the following programmes:

The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards the following programmes:

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit. 

Entry requirements

Students wishing to undertake these modules as part of a professional development pathway must be:

  • on a professional register (i.e. NMC, HCPC), and
  • practicing within urgent or emergency care to have the practice experience required to achieve the learning outcomes.
  • in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level.
  • in possession of previous study at degree level to study the module at masters level.

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

UEC604 - Medical students who are looking to intercalate should also contact the PDU for information on the specific entry requirements for our intercalated programme.

Funding and fees

Funding

These modules are commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may, therefore, be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

Please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.