Assessment of the Ill/Injured Child and Young Person
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CPD/Short courses


Coventry University (Coventry)


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Recent changes in contemporary healthcare have influenced the structure of care delivery leading to the need of healthcare professionals who can adequately assess ill and injured children and young people.

Course detail

This module aims to enable health care professionals to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for the conduction of a holistic assessment of ill/injured children and young people. Furthermore, the module will emphasise on the development of students’ pathophysiological knowledge and ability to apply clinical reasoning.

  • This module provides students with the opportunity to acquire valuable and essential skills for the adequate conduction of a holistic assessment of ill and injured children and young people.
  • Students will build upon their knowledge of clinical decisions regarding suitable treatments, which can expand their personal development as professionals within the field.
  • An understanding of the different approaches to assessing the C and YP.
  • A range of methods and skills required to perform a holistic assessment of the C and YP.
  • The ability to use research evidence in the process of implementation of the holistic assessment of children and young people.
  • The ability to work as a part of a team in promoting the implementation of evidence-based care.
  • The ability to analyse the legal, national and local organisational factors that influence practitioner’s role in the process of the holistic assessment conduction.

How will this course be taught

This module will employ blended learning strategies, including some principles of problem based learning, skills stations, workshops, clinical scenarios and Objective Structures Clinical Examinations (OSCE).

Guided student activity – 30 hours

Self-guided student activity – 170 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • This module is open to all health care professionals currently involved in the care of children and young people (NMC/HPC)
  • Ability to study at level 3
  • Access to computer and broadband internet
  • Students must be able to attend university for 5 weeks of programme
  • Students must be currently working in clinical practice


  • Coursework 1: 1000 word Reflective Wrapper
  • Coursework 2: OSCE – Portfolio

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care, Professional Practice and Nursing studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the necessary qualities and knowledge to assist working in a clinical environment using the assessment skills acquired through this module.