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Stand Alone Module
Biophysiology of the Child and Neonate
- 15 Weeks
- Start Dates:
- One day a week
- Uxbridge Campus
- On application
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This short 15 credit module is suitable for health care practitioners working in child nursing.
This module will enable you to develop an up to date knowledge of clinical anatomy, clinical physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of the neonate and child, to support the development of the nurse’s role in caring for children. The module is also relevant to the expansion and development of nursing roles in general; for example in the case of clinical nurse specialists.
The content of this module is derived from your own area of clinical practice. Possible subject areas vary widely according to the background of the group. The interests of each intake are mapped and the module content tailored to the needs of the group. The common theme is clinical physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology as it relates to the care of the neonate and child. New issues and areas of change in relation to the care and treatment of these patients will also be discussed. The aim being to increase your depth of understanding of biology as applied to your own area of clinical practice.
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the related clinical physiology and apply to the assessment of the neonate or child.
- Critically analyse the treatment, interventions and care of a neonate of child through the application and understanding of the presenting pathophysiology.
- Communicate and react with increased confidence and clarity to other members of the health care team working in their area.
Teaching and learning
Lectures, student discussions on areas of common interest, case history presentations using a problem solving approach. The virtual learning environment will be used to provide students with learning resources and the facility to interact with lecturers and each other.
The assignment will be marked on the depth of understanding of Applied Biology shown relating to the care and treatment of the neonate or child from the case history.
This will include a demonstrable knowledge of:
- The relevant anatomy physiology and pathophysiology of the condition (or disease).
- The effect of up to date treatment of that condition (including pharmacology, surgery, therapy, lifestyle changes, or clinical interventions) and its impact on children.
- Current issues in choices of treatment, which can be discussed, analysed and evaluated.
- Review of the relevant literature related to the focus of the case history.
- Registered health care professional with minimum 6 months experience in a relevant field.
- 60 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.