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Are you a registered health care professional working in community or general practice with an interest in the health and wellbeing of children and young adults? This short course focuses on building your clinical examination skills for this specific group, alongside your communication skills and ability to assess the emotional and mental health of children and young adults in your care.
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All healthcare professionals require clinical examination skills to carry out accurate assessments of patients of all ages and inform their healthcare journey. Caring for children and young adults in primary care is influenced by multiple complex factors and demands skilled assessment and management. This stand-alone advanced professional development course offered by the University of Bolton will help develop your clinical examination skills in babies, children and young adults.
Our expert team will guide you through taking a history in a systematic and organised way so that you can assess risk, identify normal presentations and distinguish these from abnormal findings. You’ll learn to identify red flags, undertake differential diagnosis to treat and manage these conditions, and assess the need for further detailed investigation or referral to maintain the physiological, emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young adults in your care.
We’ll support you to develop advanced communication skills and undertake remote consultations. You’ll learn to assess common systemic diseases such as asthma and dermatological conditions, and identify, manage and monitor children and young people who are at risk or failing to thrive. We’ll guide you as you learn to undertake the six-week baby check of development assessment for diagnosis and onward referral. We’ll also explore the legal, ethical and safeguarding issues involved in working with children and young adults.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course offers academic progression in the specialist fields of paediatric community and general practice nursing.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2023/24.
Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £800 for the academic year 2023/24.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton Advanced Diploma Professional Development Clinical Skills for Community & General Practice Nursing Specific (Child) - 09 April 2024
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
This advanced professional development course adopts a blended learning approach to develop your knowledge and understanding of practical examination skills. Lectures are supplemented with practical sessions where you learn the specific skills required to carry out accurate assessments of children and young adults. We offer a safe and supportive environment where you can develop your clinical examination skills under the supervision of our experienced team.
You'll develop your knowledge and understanding of practical examination skills through a blended learning approach. Lectures will be supplemented with practical sessions where you'll have the opportunity to develop the specific skills required to carry out accurate assessments of patients of all ages. The practical aspects will involve developing clinical examination skills under supervision, to allow you to develop in a safe and supportive environment. As well as lectures and tutorials, a range of web-based resources will be made available to you via Moodle, the University's virtual learning environment, to aid you in achieving the knowledge requirement identified. E-learning is also provided via Moodle to enable you to undertake further study in a place and at a time that is convenient for you. This programme adopts a blended style of learning and teaching including online delivery and engagement where appropriate.
Formative assessment will support your learning but does not contribute to your final mark. You’ll receive feedback from your tutors and peers that allows you to reflect on your progress and identify what you are doing well and where you may need extra help. Summative assessment tests your achievement of the intended learning outcomes for the course and determines your final mark. For this course, it will involve a written essay based on a given case study and a portfolio of evidence of clinical consultations undertaken, with supervision, in the workplace.
|Level one||Coursework 100%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 76%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 24%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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