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Paediatric Complex, Life Limiting, End of Life Care

OVERVIEW

This module aims to assist health care practitioners and paramedics to understand the care required by children and their families when faced with a complex, end of life or life threatening illness.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The module offers students the opportunity to develop skills in the recognition and management of the complexity of palliative care, end of life and life limiting conditions emergencies in children.

Medical machinery

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will explore and examine a range of subjects including critically analysing faith and cultural issues and the impact they have on palliative care, end of life and life limiting conditions and emergencies. 

  • How effective communication can enhance the patient journey through palliative care, end of life and life limiting conditions.
  • Pain assessment and management for palliative care, end of life and life limiting conditions and emergencies. 
  • The cultural, legal, administrative and practical requirements for preserving dignity in the death of a child.
  • The technical skills associated with complex and palliative, end of life care such as locked, dislodged tubes and lines, tracheostomy care and management, parenteral feeding, management of the child with sepsis.
  • The legal, professional and ethical issues associated with organ donation in children.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

The module is delivered via a web based learning tool cited on Coventry University’s web platform. Audio-visual presentations and other resources will be available on the university intranet to supplement your learning.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Coursework is aimed at developing skills which will enhance your practice knowledge and management of the child with palliative care, end of life and life limiting care needs. You will develop problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills for practice. Writing about elements of your practice, is seen as an essential aspect of this course and it will enable you to become a confident, evidence based and reflective practitioner.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

Student activity comprises 198 hours of self-directed learning with 2 hours of coursework assessment support/advice.

Entry Requirements

Health or Social Care professional and the ability to study at level 3.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this course and to download our full course prospectus, please see the information about the Continuing Professional Development courses run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Postgraduate students are increasingly valued by employers for their analytical and logical approach to problem solving and their communication and team-working skills. This module will be firmly based on the real experiences of nurses, developing knowledge and supporting skills.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
355CPD
Duration:
  • 5 weeks

Qualification:
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course type:
  • Short Courses

Fees:
£750

Contact Details:

Health and Social Care Unit

+44 (0) 24 7765 5388 or +44 (0) 24 7765 5958