Paediatric Examination and Assessment Level 6 (Health CPD)
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This module enables registered health care professionals to develop enhanced knowledge and skills of paediatric consultation and structured clinical assessment of infants, children and young people from 0-19 years. A holistic approach to assessment will consider developmental stages, communication, anatomical and physiological differences, safeguarding, law and ethical principles that are unique to the paediatric population. Learning will be structured utilising an inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation (IPPPA) approach of key body systems with frequent opportunity to practice and receive feedback on skills development using high fidelity paediatric manikins and equipment within a contemporary skills and simulation centre. An introduction to commonly presenting conditions, unique to children, and the associated pathophysiology and management will support practitioners in applying enhanced clinical assessment skills to autonomous decision making and/or escalation and referral. This module is suitable for trainee clinical paediatric advanced practitioner roles but will also be accessible as a stand-alone module for those clinicians who would like to develop enhanced clinical assessment skills with children, such as auscultation, for their own practice. Learners must have clinical opportunities to assess infants, children and young people in their own practice settings.
Live online study days:
10/04/24, 08/05/24, 05/06/24
Face to face Days:
24/04/24, 22/05/24, 19/06/24, 10/07/24
- Demonstrate and critically evaluate a systematic approach to extended examination and assessment of children and young people, including the IPPA approach and use of a rapid ‘head to toe’ framework assessment for recognition of the sick child
- Demonstrate and critically explore safe, effective and structured assessment and management of presenting children and young people.
- Explore tools for history taking, assessment and recognition of acutely unwell children alongside effective dissemination and sharing of information
- Reflect on your extending practice, utilising and evaluating research and evidence-based practice
Blended learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
Face to Face study days
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials, webinars and face to face study days
- Written Assignment - case study
- OSCE - a scenario (unseen) where learners demonstrate the skills of consultation, clinical examination, assessment and decision making.
Practice-based supervision and assessment is advised by a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner.
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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