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Stand Alone Module
Assessment and Care Management of the Child
- 15 Weeks
- Start Dates:
- September and February
- Uxbridge Campus
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This 30 credit module is suitable for health care practitioners working in child nursing.
The aim of this module is to enable the practitioner to develop advanced skills in assessing and defining complex problems using systematic approaches to history taking and clinical assessment and use these skills to deliver high quality care.
- Structured assessment of the sick child
- Assessment tools used in practice of children’s nursing
- Physical assessment in relation to illness trajectories
- The nature of a nursing knowledge base for practice
- Decision making skills for provision of high quality care across a variety of care settings
- Interprofessional roles in co-ordination and provision of care to sick children
- Exploration of the impact of differing care environments on assessment and management of care to children, e.g. critical care, primary health care
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Critically analyse the clinical assessment process and the use of effective interviewing skills, data collection and documentation techniques
- Demonstrate and evaluate structured history taking and clinical examination skills respecting the rights of children and their parents/carers to participate in the clinical process
- Critically analyse nursing diagnosis and the decision-making process that supports therapeutic interventions and effective holistic care planning and delivery of care
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the interprofessional dimension of clinical assessment and the ethical and legal responsibilities of the professional practitioner in relation to the child and family
- Demonstrate the decision making skills necessary for the provision of high quality care within the context of changing health care provision across a variety of settings
The 30 credits gained from this module can also be used towards a ‘Top Up’ Degree by enrolling on the BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice (Child). In order to complete this degree you can automatically transfer these credits on enrolment within a two year period, otherwise application through the CATs Committee will apply.
Knowledge and skills framework (KSF)
This module will address elements of the following KSF’s dimensions:
Communication; Personal and people development; Heath safety and security; Service improvement; Quality, Equality and diversity; Health & well being (1 – 8)
Teaching and learning
Seminars, case-studies, group work, lectures, work based learning.
The assessment will take place through a reflection on experience gained during work based learning activities and a theoretical assignment to allow the student to explore in depth a key issue or issues related to their area of work in relation to the assessment and delivery of care to children.
This assignment will enable you to give an in depth analysis of the assessment and care of a child with health care needs. This will include evaluation of an assessment strategy or tool and the theory and practice underpinning care delivery.
- Registered health care practitioners
- 120 level 5 credits (or equivalent)
How to make an application
Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.
- Course_Enquiry_Letter (70.4 KB)
- Application_form (58.1 KB)
- Notes_for_Guidance (51.6 KB)
- Fee_Authoristaion_Form (61.1 KB)
- Academic_Reference_Form (50.6 KB)
- Clinical_Reference_Form (57.2 KB)
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Alternatively, if you call us on 01494 603 171 or email email@example.com we can post you a hard copy application pack.
Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.